On Feb. 21, from 12 to 2 p.m., the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will host a museum café tasting event. The tasting event is free and open to the public, minus the cost of admission. The tasting event will be based on the newly installed exhibition, “Midnight in Paris and New York.”
“When we have major exhibitions, whenever possible, we like to tie in menu items to go along with the theme,” explained Sally Glenn, museum store and café manager. “We just opened up the exhibition called ‘Midnight in Paris and New York.’ It is centered around our William Glackens permanent collection.”
In addition to works created by Glackens, the exhibition will also feature works from Eugène Atget, Brassai, André Kertesz, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha, Pablo Picasso, John Sloan and Louis Comfort Tiffany, according to the museum’s website. The mediums vary from sketches to paintings, but all works are focused around the rapidly changing world society between 1890 and 1930.
To follow the French art and influence, the samples available in the café will be French macarons — small cookies made from almond flour and egg whites, which are generally sandwiched together with a filling — and French rosé.
“The tasting is fun, you get a free sample of a macaron and wine, if you’re of age,” said Glenn. “Most importantly, we like people to come and see the exhibitions, to realize the museum is a really important resource for students.”
As always, NSU students’ admission is covered by the membership the university provides. General admission for adults is $12, for senior and military discounts is $8 and college students with a valid ID is $5. The exhibition opened on Feb. 4 and will be accessible until Oct. 18, 2018, however the tasting is only scheduled to happen on Feb. 21. For more information, call 954-262-0236.