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Public Programs Inspired by Ancient Egypt & the Napoleonic Era: Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art

The Vero Beach Museum of Art presents the following engaging programs inspired by the exhibition Ancient Egypt & the Napoleonic Era: Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art. These interpretive programs are designed to complement major themes in the exhibition and will support Museum patrons’ knowledge and understanding of ancient Egypt through artworks.

Aida, Verdi, and Egypt: Sifting Through the Sands of Time with Vero Beach Opera
Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 2:30pm
Leonhardt Auditorium

$20 per person for VBMA Members and Vero Beach Opera Members
$25 for non-members

Space is limited; pre-registration is required.
Tickets include admission to the galleries. Come early to see the exhibition.

The website for the Cairo Opera House states that Aida was commissioned to open the new theatre in 1869. It says: “However, Aida had not been ready by the inauguration of the Opera House. Therefore, another masterpiece by Verdi, Rigoletto, was performed on the occasion.” Other sources say Aida was commissioned to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal that same year. Both claims are incorrect. In this enlightening lecture, Vero Beach Opera’s Master of Ceremonies Ian Campbell sifts through the sands of time to reveal the truth about the creation of Aida and the involvement of four prominent men who were her fathers. So put on your best Indiana Jones classic fedora and join an expedition to the nineteenth century to examine the evidence yourself.

Register for Aida, Verdi, and Egypt: Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Ballet Vero Beach – Through Their Eyes: Choreographic Impressions from Foreign Lands
Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 3:00pm
Leonhardt Auditorium

$30 per person for VBMA Members and Ballet Vero Beach Members
$36 per person for non-members

Space is limited; pre-registration required.
Tickets include admission to the galleries. Come early to see the exhibition.

Choreographers have always had a fascination with dances and stories from cultures foreign to the dance maker. Join Ballet Vero Beach and the Vero Beach Museum of Art for an afternoon that examines some of the historic and influential figures behind imbuing ballet with the perfumes and flavors of the entire world. Reflecting the exhibit, Ancient Egypt & the Napoleonic Era: Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art, Ballet Vero Beach uses works from the company’s permanent repertoire ranging from classical to comedic to explore the line between loving tribute and cultural appropriation.

Register for Ballet Vero Beach – Through Their Eyes

Ernst Karl Eugen Koerner, The Temple of Karnak, The Great Hyopostyle Hall, 1890  1995.114
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 1995.114
The Art of the Cocktail

$40 per person and per class for VBMA Members
$50 per person and per class for non-members

Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

Drawing inspiration from Ancient Egypt & the Napoleonic Era: Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art, cocktail connoisseurs will enjoy a lively docent-guided talk centered around the theme of the evening, then move to the Bill and Laura Buck Atrium with an expert mixologist to create a carefully crafted and paired cocktail. Sip your beverage, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, and take home the cocktail glass and a recipe card. Ingredients and glass will be provided. Alcohol-free mocktail options will be available.

Friday, February 23 at 6:30pm | Napoleon Tried – A cognac-based cocktail featuring Napoleon’s favorites 
Friday, March 15 at 6:30pm | Cleo’s Marc – A complex sangria with a special appearance from Maker’s Mark
Friday, April 12 at 6:30pm | Egyptian Mule – A gin-based twist on the classic Moscow Mule