Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Greek Erotica @ Museum of Fine Arts

[From Spathos, via Tracy Kennard]

Greek Erotica
February 5, 2013
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

For adults 21 and older.

This fully-illustrated Valentine’s Day lecture presents aspects of Greek erotic representation by introducing the cult of Aphrodite and suggesting the ways in which the Cnidian Aphrodite by Praxiteles in the fourth century BC revolutionized the depiction of the goddess of love.

Ancient Greek Erotica: An evening with Aphrodite
Dr Robert Steven Bianchi is currently chief curator of the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art/Genève. He has frequently lectured about and published several articles treating aspects of ancient erotica.

Desirable displays in the glass Conservatory, with couture by Spathose in partnership with local hair and makeup artists.

A visual delight of the outrageous as you wonder in the artistry that only true collaboration can bring to the Gods! A Spectacle for the Senses!

Kristine Marcum- VLVT Salon
Samantha Smith- Cutting Loose Salon
Chris Kiss- Chris Kiss Hair

Walking Works of Wearable Art.

Card Readings by Michael Wells.

Henna tattoos by Jen.

Extravagant photo ops!

Marlene Glickman Dye your own sensual silk scarf in minutes!

Exotic Wood Furnishings by Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings

Keep St. Pete Local

Tantalizing Tastes from the Savory Spice Shop

Jewelry Designs by Cynthia Samaha.

Chocolate tastings by Viktoria Richards.

Dreamy music courtesy of Harpist Zoe Bocik.

Libidinous lecture in the Marly Room at 6:30pm.

Chocolate fountain and Champagne in the Conservatory following the lecture.

Full cash bar.

The Galleries will be open.

This event was a sell-out last year.

No reservations, first-come, first-served.
$15 members, $25 nonmembers

Presented by the Education Department and the Museum Store.