Turner weekend recap – Masquerade and more!

With so much on the go this weekend, we thought we’d recap and index our Turner posts so far!


Dramatic Reading: James Thomson’s The Castle of Indolence

Join us for this free event Thursday evening at 7:00 PM at the Gallery featuing Michael Holmes-Lauder and violinst David Nielson.

Details: https://beaverbrookartgallery.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/the-inspiration-for-j-m-w-turners-masterpiece-the-poem-the-castle-of-indolence-by-james-thomson/

Lecture: Dr. Anne Koval – “All That Glitters is Not Gold: J. M. W. Turner as Alchemist”

Also a free event, this lecture takes place Friday evening at 7:00 PM here at the Gallery.

Details: https://beaverbrookartgallery.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/all-that-glitters-is-not-gold-j-m-w-turner-as-alchemist/

The Main Event! Our Gold, Gods, and Glitter Masquerade

It was so much fun last year, we just had to do it again! Join us for a fancy dress costume ball (formal attire not required, but do feel free to wear a costume in the spirit of the event) at the Gallery on Saturday night, 9 PM to midnight!

With assistance from the NB College of Craft and Design, we’ll turn the space into a divinely decadent experience. The evening features DJ Mizz Maxine, a photo studio by Dragon-Fly photography, cash bar featuring Fredericton’s own Picaroons beer, brilliant face painting by Rusianne (so don’t worry if you run out of time for making a costume), and more!

Tickets are only $30.00, and are selling fast, so get yours today before they’re gone! Tickets are available at our Front Desk – Call 506-458-2028 or email emailbag (at) beaverbrookartgallery.org for more information or to purchase!

Details here:


Plus, check out the hashtag #GoldGodsGlitter on Twitter, or check out the Event on our Facebook page.

The day after: No admission fee all day, 12-5

We’re opening our doors to celebrate our Turner masterwork, and making admission by donation all day! Pay what you wish and taken in the impressive exhibitions we have on right now!

We would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors, the Sir James Dunn Foundation and Picaroons Traditional Ales, for helping us make this four day extravaganza a possibility.

Other information:

Need costume inspiration? Looking for background on the event? Interested in Turner’s work?

Here are the posts we’ve published so far as background for the Masquerade:

Behind the Masquerade: A Talk with the Lady in Charge – An interview with the Gallery’s own Adda Mihailescu

Turner and his Fountain of Indolence: A Historical look at The Fountain of Indolence, and the man behind it.

Feb. 17 update: Masquerade Interview: Dragon-Fly Photography – An interview with the two artists behind our fasntastic(al) photo booth!

Looking for costumes?

We’ve heard that Jingler’s has some fancy dresses out to give our guests a starting point!

Have other costume leads you want to share? Comment on this post!

Feb. 15 Update: Still looking for costume inspiration? We found this really neat exhibition on masks from Michigan State University – All kinds of different masks, from ancient to pop culture!

Check it out here: http://museum.msu.edu/?q=node/326

(Hint: if you’re looking at the catalogues, clicking the left / right arrows bring up more sets of masks!)


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