Bass Museum Of Art To Host Annual Fundraiser A Night At The Museum 4/26/12

Bass Museum Of Art To Host Annual Fundraiser A Night At The Museum
Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Bass Museum of Art, one of Miami Beach’s key cultural landmarks, along with a select group of the city’s leading arts patrons and philanthropists, will host its annual fundraiser, “A Night at the Museum,” on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 7 to 10 p.m. The event is expected to attract more than 500 guests who will receive a private preview of “Charles LeDray: Bass Museum of Art,” curated by Bass Museum of Art Adjunct Curator, Steven Holmes. Artist Charles LeDray will be in attendance.

The exhibition features works from Charles LeDray’s major travelling exhibition, including his most ambitious piece, “Mens Suits.” This is the artist’s first museum exhibition in Florida, and will focus on creating a unique dialogue between four individual, powerful works. The Seattle-born artist is best known for his miniature sculptures of everyday objects.

Guests will explore the new exhibition while enjoying hors d’oeuvres by TiramesU; cocktails & refreshments from Mandarine Napoleon, Kanon Organic Vodka and Perrier; desserts by Stella’s Sweet Shoppe; and beats by Vida’s house DJ. Attendees will also be introduced to an innovative silent auction of custom art experiences, including a studio visit and catered lunch with artist Carlos Betancourt and a curator-led art day in New York City.

The museum will continue its mission “to inspire and educate by exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art.” On view in the Taplin Gallery will be selections from the permanent collection in dialogue with contemporary works on loan. “A Night at the Museum” will also play host to a customized ‘scavenger hunt’ that presents an opportunity for art enthusiasts and casual fans alike to explore selections from the collection of Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary works on view in the Taplin Gallery; the new LeDray exhibition; and the Egyptian gallery – complete with a prize for the winner.

Admission to the fundraising event is $175 for two and includes a Mummy Level Membership or renewal to the Bass Museum of Art for one year. Rubens Level Members or above receive complimentary admission for two, while those members below may upgrade.

To RSVP, email rsvp@bassmuseum.org. For membership upgrades, email dwolpert@bassmuseum.org, visit www.bassmuseum.org, call 786.800.6302, or visit the museum at 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139.

“Charles LeDray: Bass Museum of Art” is on view Friday, April 27, through Sunday, August 12, 2012. Museum hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Cost of admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students with identification and free for members, Miami Beach residents and children under six.

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