The MIA celebrated their newest exhibition, “Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Scotland” with (what else?!) a Venetian Masquerade Ball. The name of the event “Bella Naughty” gives you an idea of both the party and the art that the guests were able to see (most of these pieces have never been in the United States before).
I was wowed in so many ways. The costumes and masks (many authentic Venitian) worn by the patrons, the dancers and mimes throughout the museum, the lighting and music, the VIP lounge and, of course, the artwork. This was an event to see and be seen. I love working for Minnesota Monthly, I get to experience such amazing events in the Twin Cities!
Here are a few images from the night, enjoy! The last image is one of Titian’s most famous works and is courtesy of www.themasterpiececards.com.