In 16th-century Italy, the social elite would gather in private homes to savor the finer things in life. This artistic social trend — the salon — rapidly spread through Europe, eventually making its way to Paris, most notably into the home of novelist Gertrude Stein. From Matisse to Picasso, a number of creative folks — painters, writers, musicians — were invited into her parlor to spend late nights chatting over art, literature, politics, and, of course, themselves.
Now, the Venetian Art Society has revived this historical and sophisticated way of taking in art through socializing, fine food, and music. For its March art salon, “An Evening of Art and Music From a Woman’s Perspective,” the night will be dedicated to the art of Barbara Copanos and the music of Karina Iglesias. A champagne and dessert reception with the artists begins at 7 p.m. at the Stranahan House Museum (335 SE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale), followed by a concert under the canopy at 8 p.m.. Admission is complimentary for Venetian Art and Stranahan House Museum members; guests can purchase tickets for $30. Contact 954-524-4736.
Thu., March 15, 7 p.m., 2012