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Calendar / Last Night at Mingei
Saturday September 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for one last hurrah in the Museum as we know it! Celebrate Mingei’s past and our exciting future at this unusual, construction themed grand closing party.
Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvre and food stations, live art creation on the Museum’s bare walls, DJ, photo booth, lounges and a sneak peek of our final TREASURES ART SALE: Everything Must Go.
Funds raised will support Mingei’s TRANSFORMATIONAL RENOVATION which will feature a plaza level free and open to all, a dedicated classroom, a new program and performance space, and second-floor terraces with views onto the Plaza de Panama.
LIVE AUCTION FEATURING CRAFT, DESIGN AND A NEWLY RENOVATED MINGEI
- PRIVATE AL FRESCO MOVIE NIGHT in the Museum’s BRAND NEW GARDEN COURTYARD
Your Movie Night for 12 will feature a movie of your choice and include champagne and popcorn as well as a casual family style dinner to share.
- ZANDRA RHODES 1973 FIELD OF LILIES GOWN
Black silk chiffon full-length gown with deep V-neckline, and long kimono sleeves with a multi-motif screen print. Size 6/8.
- ONE OF A KIND ART VESSELS, ‘PAIRINGS 1’ created by LUCE et STUDIO, 2018
Torrey Pine wood blocks salvaged from local storm damaged trees – ‘transformed’ into vessels. First in a series, they examine the exchange between the machine and the hand; functional and abstract and are inspired by the Studio’s work with Mingei.
- GOURMET DINNER FOR 12 on MINGEI’S NEWLY REVEALED OUTDOOR TERRACES
Gourmet Dinner and Wine for 12, catered by Urban Kitchen Group (Cucina Urbana) served on the Museum’s terraces with beautiful views of the Park.
- YOMAR AUGUSTO HAND CRAFTED ARTBOOK
This beautiful hand made silk screen and hand drawn book by Brazilian artist, Yomar, was inspired by a mother and son visit to The Met. Winner also will enjoy a group tour of his inspiring studio, for four, within one year of auction.
- ARLINE FISCH DAISY CHAIN NECKLACE, 2016
Unique wearable art, this beautiful example of the artist’s craft features fine silver and coated copper wire spool knit flowers. Winner also will enjoy an exclusive tour of Arline’s studio, for four, within six months of auction.
- CRAFT PARTY FOR 12 AT THE MUSEUM
Bring your friends and family to learn the ancient art of paper marbling at this party in the Museum’s brand new classroom with beer/wine and snacks provided.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Senior Development Manager, Caroline Nordquist at (619) 704-7493.