In the 1960s, Andy Warhol took two seemingly incongruous elements — factory and art — and made them the standard mix for a series of memorable parties, drawing trendy throngs to his New York studio.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has brought that tried and true formula forward to the present day with their upcoming edition of PAFA After Dark, in celebration of the current exhibition Building a Masterpiece: Frank Furness’ Factory for Art.
The “Made in America” party, Thursday, December 13, 6-9 p.m., celebrates homemade industry of all kinds, from conceptual to culinary.
Reacquaint yourself with the architectural intricacies of Furness’ designs as you sip on cocktails from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Delve into the secrets behind the eye-catching edifices that haunt history’s skylines with “Form and Function Gallery Talks.”
You can even design your own Furness-inspired holiday cards while listening to the jazz stylings of violinist John Blake, Jr. and pianist Luke Carlos O’Reilly.
For the technologically industrious, tickets are available online.
PAFA After Dark: Made in America
When: Thursday, December 13, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad Street
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
More info: www.pafa.org