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October 27, 2010

OCT 30: LACMA Muse Annual Costume Ball Mixes Music, Art & Creative Revelry Into An Amazing Halloween Event

Posted by Don Rose - Featured Event_____________________________

LACMA Muse Costume Ball - A Fabulous Evening Awaits

Saturday, October 30  - 8:30 pm to 12:30 am

A LIMITED NUMBER OF MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES ARE STILL AVAILABLE. JOIN LACMA AT THE ACTIVE+MUSE LEVEL ($140) AND RECEIVE TWO TICKETS TO COSTUME BALL FOR FREE ($100 VALUE)! CALL 323 857-6151 TO SIGN UP BY ASKING FOR THE "FASHIONABLY MUSE" PACKAGE. PHONE LINES ARE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9 AM–5 PM.  Muse is LACMA's premier membership group for art enthusiasts in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Offering everything from private exhibition tours to penthouse after-parties, we support the arts through a dynamic series of social, educational, and philanthropic activities within LACMA and throughout Los Angeles.


Part 1: BP Grand Entrance/BCAM/Resnick Pavilion
8:30 pm–11 pm

Now in its seventh year, the consistently sold-out Muse Costume Ball attracts more than 1,000 costume-clad revelers to the museum for a night filled with tricks and treats. Enjoy live music and video projections in the BP Grand Entrance and an exclusive preview of William Eggleston: Democratic Camera—Photographs and Video, 1961–2008 along with after-hours access to Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700–1925Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico, and Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection.

8:30 pm: Costume Ball begins. Visual projections and live painting in the BP Grand Entrance curated by Eder Cetina and Victor Solomon. Five featured exhibitions open for viewing.
9:15 pm: Live performance by Grouplove on the Urban Light stage in the BP Grand Entrance.
10:20 pm: Last call at all downstairs bars.
11:00 pm: Exhibitions close for viewing.

Part 2: LACMA West Penthouse
9:45 pm–12:30 am

Enter a rich and decadent world just beyond the edge of your perception. Sypher Art Studios brings the Salon de La Mode to the LACMA West Penthouse. The lovely Catherine De Troys, director of the Diable Oprea, has opened her Parlor this All Hallows Eve to a rancorous and intricate gathering. Here gathers a mix of regal characters, sinful dancers and roguish explorers from the new world. The ambassadors of the ancient world come and go with elaborate fashions and intrigues, whilst a glimpse of devilish fun ensues. Expect lavish costumes and exotic vignettes, with acts and soothsayers to mingle within the delectable Salon de La Mode.

9:45 pm: LACMA West Penthouse opens. Bar service begins. DJ Pumpkin takes the stage.
10:10 pm: Vanagloria (Dance)
10:25 pm: Superbia (Dance)
10:40 pm: Mirdin (Music)
11:11 pm: Avaritia (Dance)
11:15 pm: Costume Contest
11:55 pm: Temperantia (Juggling/Improv)
12:15 pm: Caritas (Dance)

Complimentary drinks provided by Malibu Family Wines, Effen Vodka, Hornitos Tequila, Dekuyper, Pernod Absinthe, FIJI Water, and more.

Tickets: $25 Muse Members | $50 General Public. Ticket includes admission, complimentary drinks, and parking. On sale now. Purchase tickets by calling 323 857-6010, or in-person at LACMA's Ticket Offices. Please note: $2 convenience fee per ticket added to all phone and internet orders.