Join us and bring along your friends as we present a new curated series of after-hours art-soirees - an ongoing program of immersive and memorable experiences designed to challenge and inspire you.

Programmed by Jillian Casey, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, our salon series allows you to experience the SM&NC after dark and as never before; merging art and nature, the visual and the sensory. Bring your curiosity and your imagination, and prepare to be delighted and intrigued.
Art After Dark - Live DJ & Drawing
in the Galleries
Friday, May 18, 7 - 10 pm

Drinks and small bites will be served | Ages 21+

Start off your weekend with a night of creating, mingling, adult libations, and fun! Get inspired by our current exhibition Birds in Art. Enjoy a live DJ and video performance by artist Michael Barraco, grab a drink and sketch in our museum galleries. Wine and small bites will be served. Artists of all skill levels are welcome, basic art supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own materials!

Members: $20 | Non-members: $25
Director's Circle: FREE

About the Artist
Michael Barraco is a Brooklyn based artist with an MFA from SUNY Purchase where he received the President's Award for Public Art as well as the Yonkers Graduate Fellowship Grant for socially engaged art. He received his BFA from Hunter College in Combined Media.

About the performance
First performed during SOMA Summer's exhibition D.U.M.P in Mexico City, Decadance takes the form of a live DJ performance consisting of remixed pop songs which take the bird as its primary subject matter and metaphor. These tracks are played to a backing of bird documentary footage focusing on the extreme diversity of the animals and particularly the phenomenon of the mating dance. The work takes its inspiration from Richard O Prum's theory of co-evolutionary aesthetics.

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