An Evening Snapshot: WCMA at Night November 2013
For those of you who didn’t catch last night’s WCMA at Night: Cultural Snapshots, here are a few snapshots of our own.
As they headed upstairs to explore, visitors were given the chance to identify themselves by completing the phrase “I am _____” at our polaroid photo booth. From the “hungry” to the “curious” to our own “clock master,” we saw a wide array of individuals gather at the museum.
Upstairs, guests were treated to the sounds of the Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble. The group not only set the tone for delving into traditional Arabic culture, but provided a relaxing atmosphere for enjoying one of the final weeks in the galleries of Now Dig This!
Our Iranian-Canadian performance artist Raheleh Saneie engaged audiences in exploring cultural expression by allowing visitors to dress her up from an array of Western and traditional Middle Eastern clothing. Each participant brought something new to the performance, from a shawl or blonde wig to a touch of red lipstick.
Meanwhile, next door in the rotunda’s Crescent Cafe the scene was constantly changing. One moment guests were chatting over kebabs and tabbouleh, the next they were listening to a surprise performance by student a cappella group Ephoria, and soon after making art of their own.
Thanks again to everyone who made our snapshots come to life especially Ed Martin ’58 who sponsored the event – we hope to see you at the next WCMA at Night in January!