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January 30, 2012

Bacchanalia at Michael C. Carlos Museum

Museum Lovers, Mummies and Major Fun

  • Photos courtesy of Michael C. Carlos Museum

A “Night on the Nile” theme and a special mummy exhibit brought Egyptian splendor to this annual art gala.



















The VIPs

Co-chairs Laura Clappier and Gene Hoof, Michael C. Carlos Museum Director of Development Gail Habif, and Museum Director Bonnie Speed

The Venue

The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University

The Scene-Makers

Among the museum and mummy-lovers: Emily Amy, Alex West, curator Peter Lacovara, Spalding and Aimee Nix, Gene Kansas, Radcliffe Bailey, Darrin McMullen, Liz Lapidus, Lauren and Andrew Dorman, Lou Dulbroff, Uri Vaknin

The Highlights

Guests enjoyed cocktails, food, a DJ and an Egyptian-style bazaar for this exotic event orchestrated by Bold American Events. Among the raffle items, a private tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The gala theme was inspired by the museum's "Life and Death in the Pyramid Age" and the restoration of the oldest mummy, circa 2300 BC, in the Western hemisphere and part of the museum's permanent collection.

The Sponsors

Silver Benefactors: Mrs. Michael C. Carlos and Chris and Merry Carlos. Supporting Sponsors: Massey Charitable Trust, Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis & Oriental Weavers, Air-Tran Airways, Campus Crossings at Briarcliff, Coca-Cola, Meeting Advice, National Distributing Company, Owen Gleaton Eagen Jones & Sweeney. Patron Sponsors: King and Spalding, The Paradies Shops, WSB-TV

The Cause

The Bacchanal supports the education and outreach initiatives of the Michael C. Carlos Museum, which reaches over 30,000 school children across Georgia. For more info. visit

Co-chairs Laura Clapper and Gene Hooff with Jennifer Long Co-chairs Laura Clapper and Gene Hooff with Jennifer Long

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