Bass Museum of Art A Night at the Museum 3/12/14

Bass Museum of Art explores couture fashion during A Night at the Museum
Wednesday March 12, 2014 from 8- 11pm
bassmuseumThe Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Admission to the fundraising event is $250 for two and includes a Rubens Level Membership to the Bass Museum of Art for one year.
RSVP Online call 306-673-7530

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, socialites and tastemakers will host its annual fundraiser, “A Night at the Museum,”. The event is expected to attract more than 500 guests who will receive a private preview of Vanitas: Fashion and Art.

While enjoying cocktails, refreshments and beats by Mauricio Parra, attendees will explore the institution’s new exhibition, Vanitas: Fashion and Art . Continuing its mission to “inspire and educate by exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art” Vanitas: Fashion and Art explores the theme of vanitas as expressed in avant garde ready-to-wear and haute couture as well as in contemporary paintings, sculptures, industrial design and new media. The exhibition will include works by contemporary designers and artists. The installation will also highlight rare examples of the Bass Museum of Art’s remarkable collection of historic frames by incorporating them spatially in the installation to create a dynamic and interactive engagement of artworks and viewer.

The exhibition will include works by contemporary designers and artists such as pieces by Isaac Mizrahi, Manolo Blahnik and a velvet mirrored evening jacket by Elsa Schiaparelli will also be on display, alongside dresses by Yohji Yamamoto and Iris van Herpen, among others. Conceived as a kind of exoskeleton and created through the use of computer programs and 3D printing, Van Herpen’s polyamide dress gives the appearance of a skeletal form and was presented as part of the designer’s debut collection. These pieces from the world of fashion will be juxtaposed with film and video works by Sam Taylor-Johnson and Greta Alfaro, photographs from Pinar Yolacan’s Perishables series, and Ori Gersht’s Blow Up, a large scale photograph of an elaborate floral arrangement based on a nineteenth-century still-life by the French painter Henri Fantin-Latour, captured at the moment that it explodes.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction including art, experiences and luxury items.

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