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AARP Tampa Bay - Cocktails & Collections @ MFA

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
From 5pm to 7pm

Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Dr NE
St. Petersburg , FL 33701

Contact: AARP Tampa Bay

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AARP and the Museum of Fine Arts invite you to join us on January 17.  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour, light bites and art-inspired signature cocktail, all inspired by the different works & artists.

This event is free for AARP Members and one guest.  However, pre-registration is required.
 

This month’s event features the Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger exhibition.

The glittering jewelry designs of Jean Schlumberger were the epitome of mid-century elegance. Inspired by nature, his creations graced such notable style icons as Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. This exhibition highlights the work of this innovative artist, placing his jewelry and objets d’art as inimitable examples of twentieth-century design.

Beginning his career as a designer of costume jewelry for couturier Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s, Schlumberger was, by 1956, Vice President of Tiffany & Co. with his own design salon at their Fifth Avenue headquarters. He drew inspiration from such exotic locales as Bali, India, and Thailand, and this is reflected by his lively, experimental designs that play with color, movement, and shape.

This exhibition brings together the extensive Schlumberger collection of Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon, donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts between 1985 and 2015. It is the largest, most comprehensive public collection of Jean Schlumberger’s work in the world.

Music by: Roger Harrison Jazz

Featured Cocktail: Cosmopolitan




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