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The Speed Art Museum Announces…

In Kentucky Art Exhibits on November 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Brown-Forman Art After Dark: Futurama!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Louisville, Kentucky. The Speed Art Museum announces Brown-Forman Art After Dark: Futurama! on Friday, November 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (family friendly fun until 9:00 p.m.). Art After Dark is an evening of museum-wide entertainment which will allow visitors of all ages to experience a night at the Speed unlike ever before.

Futurama! will tie together a lineup of music, visual spectacle, creative art-making, and fun relating to the mid-20thcentury ideas of the future. With performances by Phantom Family Halo, whose music has been hailed by LA Weekly as “abrazenly beautiful experimental-rock thing to behold.” Originally formed in Louisville by Dominic Cipolla (including members of Slint and The For Carnation), Phantom Family will be reuniting for this artful performance that will include light and video installations in the Museum’s Auditorium.

The evening will also feature lo-fi, low tech, outer space sound-scape performances with circuit bent gadgetry, a hacked Mr. Microphone radio transmission installation, intergalactic junk sculpture “Satolights” and a mobile sonic-suit unit by artist Scott Scarboro.

Filmmaker Ryan Daly (of the Louisville Film Society) will unveil a custom-created film installation in the Museum’s Tapestry Gallery. Daly’s creation will invite visitors to step into the spaced out Cinema Rondure, a dome that immerses viewers in psychedelic cinema featuring 16mm prints from the cinemanonymous archive.

Theatrical fashion vignettes inspired by the TMC hit Mad Men, ala vintage store The Nitty Gritty (a Louisville favorite since 2000, owned by Terri Burt).

Hands-on art participation is abundant. Become a futurologist and predict the museum of the future and contribute to a giant space age sculpture, make and wear your own mod-style magazine ad and more!

Calling all MODsters! Visitors are encouraged to drive their vintage mopeds, scooters, and Vespas to the museum. Anyone who parks their vintage moped on the Museum front lawn will receive one free ticket to Art After Dark: Futurama!.

Art Sparks will be open until 11:00 p.m.

Also available will be tastings of specialty Brown-Forman cocktails and complimentary food samplings from Liquor Barn.

Admission is $5 for Museum members (including University of Louisville and Bellarmine University students, faculty and staff), $15 for non-members. Purchase a museum membership at the door for $5 admission to Art After Dark.


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