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First Fridays Expand Cultural Horizons

Posted: Jan. 15th, 2007  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Arts & Culture: Museums throughout the U.S. are offering First Friday programs to attract an audience who may view spending time at a museum as an ill-spent afternoon with a doting elderly relative, or heading up a fieldtrip with a pack of neighborhood children because they were coerced into doing so. First Friday programs are festive events being offered by numerous museums to shed that stodgy, stuffy erroneous predisposition some folk maintain toward museums.

It may not be the second coming of Studio 54, but these events are great social gatherings. Numerous centers of refined cultural affairs remain open the first Friday evening of the month to offer drinks, dancing, food, and live music or DJs to encourage people to frequent museums more often.

Albeit an oxymoron to utilize such phraseology, the participating museums' marketing efforts are instant classics. First Friday events are increasing in popularity. Across the nation restaurants, retailers, and various businesses are uniting with museums to participate in the mixed-fun galas. ABSOLUT sponsors the monthly event at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. Other big businesses are also getting involved.

These monthly soirees are transforming cultural zones in to must-attend fantastic fetes!

Museums with First Friday Programs

Guggenheim Museum - New York, New York

Natural History Museum - Los Angeles, California

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, Illinois

Fort Collins Museum - Fort Collins, Colorado

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Raleigh, North Carolina

Madison Museum of Contemporary Arts - Madison, Wisconsin

Modern Art Museum Fort Worth - Fort Worth, Texas

New Britain Museum of American Art - New Britain, Connecticut

Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum - Phoenix, Arizona

James A. Michener Museum - Doylestown, Pennsylvania

For LxM James Rothaar
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