Friday, January 2, 2015

Begin the year with a night at the museum

It’s a final weekend, all night send off party for Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain! Help us say farewell to these incredible artworks and be a part of the most unique museum experience around! 24 straight hours of exhibitions and programming including revelry, games, insomniac tours, specialty cocktails and cash bar, midnight snacks, art bar trivia, music, dance, and much more. Because artworks never sleep! Cost: All activities free with price of 24-hour exhibition ticket (re-entry welcome) : $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students. FREE children 5 and under, FREE Museum members.  Time: 10:00  AM Friday to 10:00 AM Saturday.   (KF note: Yes, a cash bar will be open tonight.) Here is a schedule of the events:



 Participatory activities:
"Prove it with a Picture" Scavenger Hunt with Prizes
Selfie booth with Queen Mariana with props
John DeAndrea's "Mary Asleep" on view - #SleepWithMary
#ImaGaucho Bull Rope Off
#PaperPortraits Fashion Show
Chapas design and race station (Bottle Cap races)
Board Games and playing cards
Art Cart
Live Projected #Museum24 Instagram and Twitter Feed

10 AM Friday - 10 AM Saturday Performance artwork, #yaboigreggandyfinallychillsout, where after a busy year of community organizing, Mississippi Modern's Greg Gandy will sit in front of a TV for 24 straight hours.

2 PM Guided Exhibition tour by artist Bebe Wolfe
6 PM Cody Cox and 5th Child live inside the galleries of Spanish Sojourns
6 PM Garden Games - La Arana (The Spider) (Tag Variant)
6 - 9 PM Preview kickoff of the 2015 C3 Participatory Art Project – Looking Forward to Happiness, with The Hannaberry Workshop
7 PM Jerrod Partridge art talk about painting work by John Singer Sargent in the tradition of the masters
7:30 PM Garden Games - El Rescate (The Rescue) (Tag Variant)
8 PM Art Bar Pub Quiz
9 - 10 PM Sketching in the galleries with local artists
9 PM Garden Games - El Relojito (The Little Clock) (Jumping and Stamina)
10 PM Guided Exhibition tour by artist Wyatt Waters
10 PM - 4 AM Local Independent Film and Music Video Screenings
11 PM – 1 AM Loki Antiphony & DJ Young Venom in "Spanish Fly, a dance party of Significant Developments, LLC"
11:30 PM Garden Games - El Rescate (The Rescue) (Tag Variant)
12 AM Midnight Candlelight Tour
1 AM Garden Games - Los Tres Navios (The Three Ships)
2 AM Last Call at the bar
2:30 AM "Last Call" Giant Piñata Bust
3 AM Insomniac Comedy Tour with Jimmy Quinn
3:45 AM Bottle Cap race finals
4 AM Art Bar Pub Quiz Redux
5 AM Garden Games - La Charca (The Pool) (tossing marker, hop scotch, point accumulation)
5:50 AM Bob Hudson, Jamie Weems, and Marc Stevens – sunrise trio of poetry and soundscapes
6:30 AM Garden Games - Cara o Cruz (Face or Cross) (Tag Variant)
7 AM Sunrise Yoga Session with Nichole Baker in the Galleries of Spanish Sojourns
9 AM Kids' Spanish Story time and Scavenger Hunt
10 AM Final guided tour of Museum24 with MMA Director Betsy Bradley
10 AM - 5 PM Saturday Museum open as normal

Food and Drink:

10 AM Friday – 10 AM Saturday “Midnight Snacks” by Chef Nick Wallace and Coffee available
11 AM – 2 PM The Palette Café by Viking open for lunch
5 PM – 2 AM Cash Bar
6 - 10 AM Cereal Bar Breakfast



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is beyond silly. I thought it was satire when I first read it. I would pay not to attend an event like this. It sounds positively atrocious. And for the safety of those who choose to go, I hope the doors are locked from the outside to prevent some downtown denizens from jacking everyone there. And pity the fool who stumbles drunkenly from the museum at 3 a.m. Talk about easy pickings.

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