LACMA “Muse ’til Midnight” August 21, 2010
On August 21, Muse will be hosting its annual summer event, Muse ‘til Los Angeles—The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) Muse program presents its fourteenth annual Muse ‘til Midnight on Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 8:15 pm — 12 am.
Muse ‘til Midnight is an evening event featuring live music, drinks, and food that celebrates the exhibitions currently on display at LACMA. When I tour Los Angeles with our private clientèle, I often point out the the entertainment industry can sometimes upstage the impressive museum district called Miracle Mile to our visitors. This year’s theme is derived from Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins and will feature an atmosphere to match Eakins’ late nineteenth-century paintings. Live music, video projections, vaudeville performers, and steampunk-inspired crafts will enhance the scene to create a truly unique and spectacular environment. Presented in two acts, the first half of the night welcomes guests to “The Eakins Arena” in the Los Angeles Times Central Courtyard and will feature exclusive after-hours access to Manly Pursuits and Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape, plus a live performance by Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, a circus of vaudeville activities, and Opie-inspired photo stations.