1st Thursdays: Going Baroque!
April 3rd - 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Orlando Museum of Art
This year, the Orlando Museum of Art is celebrating their 90th anniversary with special 1st Thursday events. Orlando Museum of Art's 1st Thursdays is an award winning monthly event with a unique theme, featured artists, live music, presentations, appetizers from local restaurants, and a cash bar with wine, beer, and soda.
This month's event is entitled "Going Baroque!" and will feature works of art inspired by the Golden Age of painting in Europe (1600–1800). Themed include portraits, scenes from everyday life, landscapes/seascapes/cityscapes and still life. Listen to music provided by The Dave Capp Project. Food will be provided by Vital Flair. Guests will be able to enjoy a spoken word performance by Elaine Person, Joe Rosier & Friends, and view an exhibition titled Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe from the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky with Curator, Hansen Mulford. There will be chocolate sculpting and sampling by Paul Joachim, replicating Saint Paul bust by Domenico Guiidi, and artistic demonstrations by international artist, Edson Campos.
Watch a video presentation of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Peter Paul Rubens and Caravaggio and Italian Baroque Painting in Rome, enjoy Baroque Tablescapes by Kirby Rentals, and centerpiece decor by Lee Forrest Design.
At 1st Thursday, guests will also have an opportunity to learn about the Red Chair Project and the Florida Artists Registry in Orlando.
Attendees will vote on their favorite piece of art, and at the end of the night, see which work takes home the prize.
$10 admission price includes access to some of the museum's exhibits.
Parking is free at Loch Haven Park and at the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
For more information on the Orlando Museum of Art, check out their profile page.
Image Credit: Edson Campos, Opera, 2014, Oil Painting, 68 x 96 in.