June’s special edition of Culture and Cocktails event, “Flowers After Hours,” was in conjunction with the museum’s annual event, “Art Alive,” a yearly tradition at SDMA that pairs the permanent art collection with unique floral interpretations of the art.
The entire museum was transformed into a menagerie of hanging birdcages, lanterns and lights. Exhibitors helped to instantly get in the mood of the night by featuring a free Marie Antoinette hair booth where you could dress your tresses in pearls and feathers, and afterwards sample fine perfumes and make your own take-home samples. Upstairs, you could create your own masquerade masks to parade around in (sorry, no pictures of my mask with the lazy eye and lopsided flowers) while sipping on fine cocktails and grooving to the sounds of the downstairs DJ’s.
You may be thinking, “Wow, this sounds more like a snazzy soiree than an art museum event.” I can guarantee you that even if you don’t have a vast knowledge of Goya or couldn’t recognize the Statue of David to save your life, you will enjoy the hip atmosphere blended with the amazing art of the museum.