Friday, January 17, 2020

Elegant dinner served with Andy Warhol at the Cummer

On Jan.6th, patrons recently celebrated the start of 2020 with the Cummer Museum of Arts’ recent acquisition of works by artist and pop-culture icon, Andy Warhol.  You would have loved to join the Cummer as they journeyed back to 1977, when pant legs were big and disco ruled the world!  They honored this legendary American artist and reimagine the Terry Gallery as the famed Studio 54 club. Whether you were dripping in sequins, or chic in vintage Halston & mink, guests were ready to ‘Boogie Down Broadway’ during an evening of glitz and glamour at “The Art of Pop: A Warhol Dinner Party.”

All Dinner Party guests enjoyed an open bar of beer & wine; hors d’oeuvres; themed music from DJ Nick Fresh and a few disco dancers from the Jacksonville Dance Theatre; famed Warhol art; a gift shop full of exquisite gifts and other trinkets, and a delicious dinner.  Guests also enjoyed a private art tour along with a signature cocktail prior to the start of the evening.  Dr. Adam Levine, Director & CEO of the Cummer, welcomed his guests and made introductions throughout the party.

Please allow me to share some of the scrumptious items from the dinner menu: Shrimp and Lobster Salad with Pea Tendrils, Corn Shoots, Frisee, Purple Beet Puree, Champagne and Golden Tomato Vinaigrette topped with an Edible Flower.
Tomato Bisque Shooter, Gourmet Grilled Cheese Selection, Truffle Infused and Caramelized Onion. Fresh Herbs, Bacon, Gruyere and Provolone.
Mini Beef Sliders stuffed with mushroom Duxelle with Roquefort Cheese and a Port Reduction on Buttered Brioche Bun.  Roasted Stuffed Mushrooms with Spinach, Boursin & Panko.  Rosemary and Parmesan Crinkle Fries served with ketchup. 
Chocolate Fondue Station: Milk Chocolate Fondue, served with a selection of accompaniments: Angel Food Cake, Pretzel rods, Strawberries, Bananas, Peanut butter cookies, and Marshmallows.

You won’t want to miss the next Dinner Party on February 24th. entitled: “The Art of Power: An Egyptian Dinner Party

Ticket reservations are on sale NOW
Single Dinner:
VIP | $250 (includes a private tour from 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
General | Members $150, Non-Members $175
Young Professionals (40 and under) | Members $100, Non-Members $125

Art of Power and Art of Nature Bundle:
(one ticket to each dinner party)
VIP | $450 (includes a private tour from 5:30pm - 6 p.m.)
General | Members $275, Non-Members $325
Young Professionals (40 and under) | Members $185, Non-Members $235.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

   829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857
Hours of Operation & Admission

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