Evergreen Museum & Library, the university's Gilded Age
mansion, will make the perfect
backdrop for a Gatsby-themed garden party on the evening of
Friday, Sept. 12, hosted by Evergreen
and the Creative Alliance at the Patterson.
The Roaring '20s, when The Great Gatsby was
set, saw Evergreen's last mistress, Alice Warder
Garrett, hosting many of the world's finest artists and
dramatically refashioning the mansion's
interior, and Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his
wife, Zelda, lived in Baltimore for years.
The highlight of the evening will be an outdoor
screening of the 1974 film adaptation of The
Great Gatsby, with a biting screenplay by Francis Ford
Coppola and actor Robert Redford at his finest.
Before the film begins, guests may tour the museum's
first-floor galleries and see a display of
some of Zelda's drawings and Scott's first editions, play
croquet on the upper lawn, compete for "Best
Dressed" in a '20s summer whites costume contest and
explore the outdoor Sculpture at Evergreen
Visitors may also bring a picnic to eat on the lawn,
and sales of beverages and popcorn will
benefit the Creative Alliance, a community arts group that
supports a diverse selection of visual and
performing arts in Baltimore.
Gatsby's Great Garden Party starts at 5:30 p.m. with
the film beginning at 7:30 p.m. (rain
location is the Carriage House). Admission is $8 for the
general public, $5 for children under 12 and
free for infants and Evergreen members. Advance tickets are
available online at
Entry on the day is cash or check only at the museum