Last weekend, on valentines day, we celebrated the opening of our new show; "Love: The First of Seven Virtues". The museum was packed full of patrons enjoying "lovely" art, delicious chocolate desserts, and tasty beer and wine.
Benjamin Lybrand special feature of the night was when the museum director, Livia Straus, took to the DJ booth to make a quick speech at the end of the night. Our wonderful DJ Benjamin Lybrand paused his homemade beats and mixes and gave the mic away for an impromptu announcement. Each artist present at the opening was called up to speak about their pieces; shedding new light onto their beloved works. Hearing the history and meaning of some of the featured works directly from the artists themselves was an awesome experience.Straus also spoke about some of her personal favorite highlights, including Robert Indiana's "Love" sculpture, and Saul Raskin's "The Beggars Dance of the Dybbuk".
Thank you to everyone who battled the elements to make it to the show- we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did and will be returning to view the show soon!
The Artists who spoke and their corresponding works: