30 Oct

A Night At The (Housatonic) Museum

Media Contact: Laura Roberts, 203-273-2218

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (October 29, 2018)   Attendees at the Housatonic Museum of Art’s fall fundraiser, ‘A Night At The Museum: Bringing Art To Life’ this past Thursday enjoyed a fun and casual event filled with food, drinks, an art-inspired scavenger hunt, fortune tellers, a caricaturist, music and more. The event raised over $25,000 to support museum programming and the collection.

Guests enjoyed gypsy jazz music by Chat Noir and sweet treats and craft cocktails throughout the evening, with special cupcakes offered by Baked and Sauced. The event was held in the stunning new Lafayette atrium on the Housatonic Community College campus.

The event was planned by the Museum’s Special Events Committee: Co-chairs Deb Bachard and Dawn Barbierri, Robbin Zella, Linda Bayusik, Barbara Susi, Fiona Hodgson, Constance Vickers, Liz Domogola, Anisha Thomas, Felisha Guirand, Courtney Linderman and Theodora Benezra.

The museum would like to thank the evening’s generous sponsors KÔTA, Reynolds and Rowella, NorthStar Consumer Products, Voya Investment Management, Premier Graphics, People’s United Bank, Patriot Bank, Froozer, Rebecca Weimann Pastries, Lisa B’s and Brie’s Desserts and Micalizzi’s of Bridgeport, as well as individual sponsors Ann Weiner, John Kahler, Victor Torchia and Ben Ortiz, Robbin Zella, Ben Maini, Adrienne Houel, and Lynne Bannister.


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Left to Right: Committee Chair Deborah Bachard, Housatonic Museum of Art Executive Director Robbin Zella and Dawn Barbierri.
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Guests enjoyed a grown-up art-inspired scavenger hunt that introduced them to highlights of the Museum’s collection.
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Robin Avant, Dean of Academic Affairs with Dr. Paul Broadie II, President of Housatonic Community College.
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A caricaturist captured guests’ likenesses.

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