Thursday, January 21, 2010


American Art Museum

To hold annual benefit,


The Smithsonian American Art Museum's annual benefit, ARTrageous!, will be held Saturday, February 27, from 8-11:30 p.m. in the museum's stunning Kogod Courtyard, and will feature live music and dancing, a catered buffet and a late-night deejay. This year's gala occuring on the heels of Fashion Week in New York City, will be fashion-centric and will feature the museum's new piece Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery by artist Karen LaMonte. The muesum is encouraging attendess to get in the couture spirit by ARTcessorizing with fabulous hats, handbags, ascots and footwear.

An exclusive pre-reception dinner, held at 7 p.m. and limited to the first 100 people to purchase tickes at the ARTthusiastic level and above, will feature a cocktail-hour conversation between artist LaMonte and curator Nicholas Bell, as well as a seated dinner in the museum's elegant Luce Foundation Center for American Art. Tickets at all levels can be purchased at