Tremendous, elaborate parties share their name with Gala apples because both were a favorite snack of Polyphemus. Get consumed by the festivities with today's deal: an entry ticket to the Metalball at the Museum of Arts and Design on October 18. Choose one of two ticket-package options:
- $100 for one Mercury ticket (a $200 value)
- $225 for one Platinum ticket, plus a six-month individual membership (a $450 total value)
The Museum of Arts and Design celebrates its second anniversary in shiny, magnetic fashion with the Metalball, a contemporary-arts benefit gala. Hosted by the MAD and produced by a human cocktail of young talent, design legends, and a splash of bitters, the Metalball kicks off at 7 p.m. for Platinum ticketholders and runs until everyone inside turns back into a birdhouse gourd at midnight. Platinum ticketholders get a private viewing of the metal artworks available for purchase as well as access to the VIP cocktail lounge and admittance to the metal-music documentary screening. After Mercury entry begins at 8 p.m., all partygoers can mix and mingle with their drinks or the artists and patrons, view the Dead or Alive exhibition, and dance to A-list DJ sets until the clock strikes 12, after which all exhibits will nanomorph into T-1000s and turn on any lingering participants.
Proceeds from the gala go to fund the museum's educational programs and classes for students, including hands-on art programs for children in public schools. Museum membership for Platinum ticketholders begins October 18, allowing Platinum attendees to finally wear their Members Only jackets without the merest hint of irony.
Although the Metalball has yet to be reviewed, the New York Times, New York magazine, Time Out New York, artdaily, the New York Sun, and Artes magazine have featured the Museum of Arts and Design. Nearly 3,600 Facebookers are fans of the museum, and Yelpers give it an average of four stars:
- …diverse, international collection that bridges the gap between design and art, modern and folk, and fine art and craft. – Caroline Kinneberg, New York
Museum of Arts and Design
Standing at the intersection of contemporary art and design, The Museum of Arts and Design explores the way that artists and designers from around the world translate ideas in masterpieces that range from traditional to bleeding-edge. At its stunning Columbus Circle headquarters, visitors marvel at its glass-and-terracotta exterior before exploring a rotating collection that ranges from jewelry and delicate glass works to ceramics to architectural designs and furniture. This meshing of masterpieces has attracted more than a million visitors to the museum since it opened in 2008. The jewelry collection illustrates the transformation that took place in the world of studio jewelry from post–World War II to today, while woodwork by generations of well-known artists charts the evolution from handcarved pieces to astonishing works of machine-aided art. Other rotating exhibits the museum hosts explore topics such as glassworking, scent, and sculpture.
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