Bass Museum’s “A Night At The Museum”

Voguish event included a private preview of Vanitas: Fashion and Art

Naeem Khan, Silvia Cubina and Harold Koda

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 hosted its annual fundraiser, “A Night at the Museum,”. The event, sponsored by Vogue México and Latin-America and in part by Escada, attracted more than 650 guests who received a private preview of Vanitas: Fashion and Art.

While enjoying cocktails, refreshments, Chateau D’Esclans rosé at the Escada Escape Lounge and beats by DJ Mauricio Parra, attendees explored the institution’s latest 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 includes works by contemporary designers and artists such as Isaac Mizrahi, Damien Hirst, Elsa Schiaparelli, Yohji Yamamoto and Iris van Herpen, among others. Pieces from the world of fashion will be in contrast 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.

Paul & Trudy Cejas

Attendees also participated in a silent auction including art, experiences and luxury items.

Vanitas: Fashion and Art is on view through Sunday, July 20, 2014. Museum hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 12-5pm; Friday 12-9pm 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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