Event Pick: Gaze at the stars (and ‘Moon Dust’) at the BMA’s Art After Hours party

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“Moon Dust (Apollo 17),” 2009. Courtesy of the BMA, the artist and Galerie Nordenhake Berlin/Stockholm. Photography by Mitro Hood.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is going lunar tonight, with one of its “Art After Hours” parties fixated on the wonders of the night sky.

The museum is well-equipped for such a party, what with artist Spencer Finch’s “Moon Dust” exhibition of suspended light bulbs, designed to mirror the molecular structure of moon dust from the Apollo 17 mission, now hanging in the front lobby. DJ Trillnatured will provide the soundtrack for a night of dancing beneath Finch’s luminous work.

Baltimore multimedia artist (and newly announced Sondheim Prize finalist) Stephen Towns will be on-hand to discuss the astronomy-related imagery in his moving, Nat Turner-inspired exhibition of quilts, located only steps away from the main lobby. The BMA is also bringing in geologist Andrew Beck to educate curious partygoers about meteorites and cosmic dust, and MICA alum René Treviño will be working with guests on their own constellation.

Baltimore Whiskey Company will have spirits, and there will be cash bars with beer, wine and small bites.

21+ only. Runs 8-11 p.m. Tickets $25, $20 for BMA members and $10 for students (with school ID). 10 Art Museum Drive, 443-573-1700. More info here.

Ethan McLeod
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