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Dance like an Egyptian at the Cincinnati Art Museum on March 30

3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

CINCINNATI— Put on your dancing shoes and boogie on over to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Dance like an Egyptian, Friday, March 30, 5–9 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of special feature Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death with specialty cocktails, a silent disco hosted by Headphone DanceParty, live performances by Pones, interactive gallery tours led by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Grid program, Italian food for purchase from Palomino, and after-hours access to the entire museum. Tesla will also be showcasing their fully electric vehicles outside, near the museum’s front entrance.

During a silent disco, people dance to music via wireless headphones provided at the event. Visitors without headphones don’t hear the music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to nothing.

Special feature Painting Beauty and Death brings together a select group of Italian Baroque paintings for the first time: three works by Guido Cagnacci and one by Bernardo Strozzi. Cagnacci’s The Death of Cleopatra is the centerpiece of this tightly-focused feature, painted in oil on a canvas over five feet wide. Painting Beauty and Death is on view in Gallery 125 (across from the Terrace Café) through July 22.

The timeline for Art After Dark includes:

  • 5–6 p.m.: Happy hour, including specialty cocktails (guests 21+).
  • Interactive tours of Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death led by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Grid program. Meet in the front lobby.
  • 5–8:30 p.m.: Silent disco hosted by Headphone Dance Party in the Great Hall.
  • 6–7:30 p.m.: Live performances from Pones in the Great Hall.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Italian food for purchase from Palomino outside the Terrace Café. While supplies last.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Tesla showcase outside near the museum entrance.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Guests may complete a survey for a chance to win two tickets to Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China and an exclusive overnight with a Tesla Model S. All arrangements must be coordinated directly with your Tesla Owner Advisor and are subject to availability. Driver must be legal resident of the 50 US States or Washington D.C. Driver must be 25 and have a valid US driver’s license.

Art After Dark is free and open to the public. Parking is free. To learn more, visit Art After Dark is presented by PNC. Additional sponsors include P&G, Dewey’s Pizza, Cincinnati CityBeat, and 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati.

About the Cincinnati Art Museum

General admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is always free. The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. with extended Thursday hours until 8 p.m. The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, the City of Cincinnati and our members.


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