Drink In ‘Cocktail Culture’s’ Extended Run

Cocktail Culture Conversation

Sunday April 1, 2012

3:00 pm

Cocktail Culture Curator Michelle Finamore will give a presentation on the history of the cocktail hour and its profound impact on fashion and design at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the Norton Museum of Art. The presentation is free with regular Museum admission.

Highlighting some of the spectacular works of fashion and design in the exhibition, Finamore will illustrate how “cocktail culture” influenced the creations of designers such as Jeanne Lanvin, Christian Dior, Cartier, Yves Saint Laurent and Miu Miu as well as fashion photography and illustration by the likes of Kenneth Paul Block and Lillian Bassman. She’ll also discuss related social rituals from the Roaring Twenties to the present day.  The exhibition has been extended through April 15.

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and  is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children12 and under.  Special group rates are available. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. For additional information, please call 561-832-5196, or visit www.norton.org

 

 

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