Loveland Museum Gallery

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Loveland Museum hosts 1920s themed soiree honoring the works of Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, and Miro on Friday, October 7

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Picasso and Pinot, what more could you want? On Friday, October 7, the Loveland Museum will transform into Musée de Loveland for Soiree des Arts, a lively all-inclusive celebration honoring Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Miró, and other artists featured in the Main Gallery exhibition at the Museum. The event will take place from 7 – 9 pm at the Museum, and tickets are available online at www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/soireedesarts.

Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Miró: A Collectors Vision opened to the public on September 3, 2016 and will remain on view in the Main Gallery exhibition space until November 27, 2016. The exhibition, on loan from a private collector, contains 90+ lithographs, etchings, linocuts, and ceramics by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Erté, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. All eight of these artists were trailblazers of their time and very influential in shaping the future of 20th century art.

An exhibition of this caliber does not come to Loveland often and is a rare treat for the Northern Colorado community. Therefore, rather than having a traditional opening reception for the exhibition, the Museum decided to commemorate the occasion with a multi-faceted celebration that honors the artists, the collector, and the influence 1920s Paris had on the careers of Picasso and his comrades.

Guests at the celebration will have the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the exhibition, meet the collector, and take part in a wide variety of 1920s Parisian activities while indulging in an assortment of complimentary hors d’oeuvres and libations.  The history galleries and the Main Street USA exhibits will be transformed into the streets of downtown Paris, and the Foote Gallery will become a hub for 1920s-inspired crafts and activities including adult coloring, Dalí-inspired mustache making, and make-your-own flapper headbands and hair accessories. Entertainment will be provided by the Amelie Trio, a Colorado-based musical group specializing in French music, and all guests will have the opportunity to capture their memories of the occasion with a complimentary photo booth in the Museum lobby. Cocktail attire or 1920s period attire is encouraged.

Tickets to Soiree des Arts are $20 for Museum members and $30 for nonmembers, and unlimited hors d’oeuvres and libations are included in the purchase price. Only guests age 21 and over may consume alcohol, and attendees should be prepared to provide identification. Tickets are available online at www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/soireedesarts through October 3, and a limited quantity of $40 day-of tickets will be available on October 7 prior to the event.  Due to the size of the venue, tickets are limited and are expected to sell out prior to the event.

For questions related to Soiree des Arts on October 7 or the current exhibition at the Museum, call the Museum at (970) 962-2410 or visit the Museum’s website atwww.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/soireedesarts.

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