A Night at the Museum

Benefits Bass Museum of Art

Arin Maercks, George Lindemann, Christina Getty-Maercks, Daniel Wingate, Criselda Breene, T. Phillips

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from 8 to 11 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
786-800-302 (Denise Wolpert)
DWolpert@BassMuseum.org

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 Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from 8 to 11 p.m. The event is expected to attract more than 500 guests who will receive a private preview of “Vanitas: Fashion and Art,” curated by Harold Koda, Curator-in-Charge of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Attendees will enjoy specialty cocktails, a guest DJ, hors d’oeuvres and an artfully inspired silent auction. Guests will also explore the institution’s new exhibition, “Vanitas: Fashion and Art.”

Silvia Karman Cubina and Jorge Sori

The exhibition examines 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. As a meditation on the ephemerality of earthly pleasures and worldly accomplishments, vanitas artworks incorporate allusive imagery to suggest life’s transience and more explicit representations of momento mori. Fashion, with its accelerated cycle of obsolescence, explicit manifestation of status and material success, and potential for a narcissistic self-regard, is therefore an especially apt medium for vanitas.

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.

Admission to the fundraising event is $250 for two tickets. For more information please contact Denise Wolpert at 785-800-6302 or DWolpert@BassMuseum.org or visit www.BassMuseum.org. The Museum is located at 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Nina Johnson Milewski and Jon Linn

About the Bass Museum of Art

We inspire and educate by exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art.

Our exhibitions present art in dynamic conversations spanning time, history and cultures. Our collection of Antiquities, Renaissance and Baroque art anchors exhibitions, educational programs and scholarship.

Our education programs demonstrate that art is a catalyst for creativity and positive growth, especially in the area of early childhood education. The museum provides affordable resources for the teaching community, based on sound scholarship.

Our museum creates community through collaborative cultural programming at its unique Miami Beach location.