EASTON — The Academy Art Museum held its annual Spring Gala at Canterbury Manor, the Eastern Shore home of Maxine and James Farrell.

The gala welcomed 230 guests in support of the mission of the museum to “enhance cultural life on the Eastern Shore.”

The elegant affair featured a Derby Day theme, and the Kentucky Derby was broadcast live at the event. The gorgeously appointed Canterbury Manor provided a beautiful canvas for the museum’s largest annual fundraiser, which raised a significant portion of its annual budget, in support of its service annually to 5,000 school children and 50,000 visitors.

“We enjoyed having both longtime and new supporters together at this year’s special event,” said Ben Simons, museum director. “We are so grateful to the Farrells for hosting such an elegant party that raised critical funds making possible our service to the community.”

Maxine Farrell serves on the museum’s board of trustees.

For more information about supporting the Academy Art Museum, call 410-822-2787 or visit academy artmuseum.org.

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