On Thursday, September 26, members of the Montreal Museum of Fine ArtsANGEL CIRCLE and their guests attended an Egyptian Evening on the Banks of the Nile — an exclusive cocktail reception and private tour of the new MMFA exhibition Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives.

Egyptian Evening
Menaka Quincy Iyer © MBAM

In a chic yet relaxed atmosphere, guests enjoyed select wines, cocktails, food stations and the Arabic-flavored jazz of the musical trio Ali Omar El-Farouk from Cairo.

Egyptian Evening
Ali Omar El-Farouk © MBAM

In addition to discovering the mysteries of the 6 mummies in the exhibition with the help of renowned Egyptologist Perinne Poiron…

Egyptian Evening
Perrine Poiron © MBAM

…guests had the privilege of taking part in a special activity to fully immerse themselves in the lives of ancient Egyptians.

Egyptian Evening
Egyptian calligrapher Khaled Elsheikh © MBAM

What is the Angel Circle?

Founded in 2016 and presented by Vo-Dignard Provost Group, the goal of the Angel Circle, as with all angel investors, is to develop relationships between individuals who are active, dynamic, innovative, and up-to-date with trends in art, design and music.

Egyptian Evening
© MBAM

The majority of Circle members are experienced entrepreneurs and professionals who share the same interests, including a great passion for culture.

Egyptian Evening
© MBAM

Activities for members, like the Egyptian Evening, are intended to provide them with experiences that no other visitor can benefit from, including the unique experience of visiting the art restoration laboratories and exclusive encounters with artists, curators, collectors and philanthropists.

Egyptian Evening
© MBAM

So here is what you need to know about the Angel Circle:

Benefits:

  • Invitation for two (2) to three (3) exclusive evenings
  • Invitation for two (2) individuals to three (3) of the Museum’s major exhibitions’ premieres.
  • Invitation for two (2) individuals to three (3) of the Museum’s major exhibitions’ premieres.
  • Mention in the annual report and in the Museum’s M magazine
  • Multi-museum pass giving free admission to over a hundred North American museums belonging to the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP) and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)
  • Enjoy all the benefits of a Museum VIP TRIO Membership

Website: mbam.qc.ca/en/angel-circle
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/cercle-des-anges-musée-des-beaux-arts-de-montréal

Photos credit: Frédéric Faddoul

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