Multimedia art, like getting married inside a petting zoo, can beautifully engage multiple senses at once. Keep the senses occupied with today's Groupon: for $7, you get admission to Speed Art Museum's Brown-Forman Art After Dark: Blur event on Friday, May 20 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (up to a $15 value). The family-friendly portion lasts until 9 p.m. Tickets for museum members are $5 each.
Brown-Forman Art After Dark: Blur brings together artists and musicians of disparate disciplines and eras for an evening of museum-wide art exhibitions, music, and performance. Catch the Ryan Daly-choreographed Instructions for a Video Exhibition, a collaborative piece that combines the Flip-camera videos of 16 artists with the resulting multimedia set to five different interpretations of Antonin Dvorak's Serenade for Strings, an ode to portable cheeses. May 20 also marks the first Friday that that Caravaggio's The Fortune Teller will be on display during its three-week showing, and the last Friday before Impressionist Landscapes: Monet to Sargent leaves Louisville; both of these exhibitions come free with admission to the event. Fire up other neural pathways with brain-tickling treats such as fire-dancing performances from The Phoenix Collective, food from the Liquor Barn, and Brown-Forman cocktail tastings.
A $12 million renovation and expansion completed in 1997, coupled with a collection of art spanning 6,000 years, adds to the charm of this influential and expansive art institution. As you marvel at the greatness of the Art After Dark, get inspired to realize your own dreams or just take a well-deserved cultural pause from gazing at the unprofessional pictures on social-networking sites.