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
History Museum - Los Angeles, California
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, Illinois
Fort Collins Museum - Fort Collins, Colorado
Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Raleigh, North
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
A. Michener Museum - Doylestown,
For LxM James Rothaar
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