Friday, February 20, 2009, 5 PM-Midnight
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
It's always an adventure when the Milwaukee Art Museum collaborates with the events-planning organization Cedar Block. Jan Lievens on a Jet Plane, inspired by the exhibition Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered, pays tribute to the seventeenth-century portrait painter and world traveler—a contemporary of Rembrandt's hailed for his innovative style.
Though nearly four hundred years have passed since the Old Master wielded his artistic prowess, a group of Milwaukee's best and brightest artists have accepted the challenge to bring Lievens into the modern age. Taking their cue from Lievens' portrait paintings, the artists will incorporate the latest technology into their original works—including a number of interactive exhibits—as they consider the current state of portraiture and what it may look like in the future. The artworks will be unveiled at 8 p.m.
Coinciding with the monthly MAM After Dark series, this event will also offer music delivered by a variety of DJs, DIY studio (where you can make and take your own art), cash bar, light hors d'oeuvres, and after-hours access to the newly opened Jan Lievens exhibition. The Museum Store will also be open late.
FREE for Museum Members (with one free drink)!
$10 at the door
$5 in advance—plus a free drink ticket!—when you purchase Advance Tickets online.