Derby Days

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Where: Mint Museum Randolph

When:  Saturday, May 2, 2015

Time:  3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Early Bird: YAM Member $30, Non-member $45
After April 18: YAM Member $40, Non-member $55

Ticket website will be live soon.

Celebrate the 25th Annual Derby Days with the Young Affiliates of The Mint. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment that includes live music, lawn games, and a large-screen viewing of the race live from Louisville, Kentucky. Attendees arrive decked out in sundresses and seersucker to watch “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,” listen to music, and enjoy free beverages and food from top area restaurants. Derby Days also features a silent auction and a 50/50 cash raffle where you pick which horse will make it to the Winner’s Circle.

Back by popular demand, our signature Derby cocktail, The Mint’s Julep, featuring Maker’s Mark® Bourbon Whiskey and Maker’s 46® Bourbon Whiskey. The YAMs also host a Dapper Dan contest for the best-dressed gentleman along with a Hat contest for the lady with the most creative head-wear.

Proceeds will go to Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede Exhibition
This year, all proceeds from the event will go towards the Young Affiliates of the Mint’s sponsorship of the Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede Exhibition, opening at Mint Museum Uptown on March 7, 2015.

Halston and Warhol is a captivating exhibition that, for the first time, unites the work of Roy Halston Frowick and Andy Warhol, offering a unique perspective on the intersections between their lives and creative practice. Organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with Lesley Frowick (the niece of Halston), Halston and Warhol will incorporate approximately 40 of Halston’s creations, including the iconic pillbox hat designed for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and his signature Ultrasuede shirtdress, with a broad selection of paintings, photographs, and videos by Warhol. It will also feature a variety of archival material and ephemera that further links the two men both creatively and socially and explores their shared influences and interests.

If interested in supporting this event or volunteering, kindly reach out to our Derby Days Chairs, April Doktor and Joshua Baccus, for more information.


2014 Derby Days Sponsors

The YAMs would love to thank their gracious sponsors of the 24th Annual Derby Days.

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The Sporting Gent
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Ashton – South End
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Peculiar Rabbit
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