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Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Gryphon Nightclub to present late-night art party celebrating ‘With You I Want to Live’ exhibition

News release from The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale:

September 25 Event to Feature Free Admission from 10 p.m.-Midnight, Deejay Roland, VIP Area


WHAT: The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, a division of Nova Southeastern University, is teaming up with exclusive European-style nightclub Gryphon, located in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, to present a late night art party celebrating the artists and collectors featured in the Museum’s current internationally, critically-acclaimed exhibition With You I Want to Live. Images of the exhibition’s works will be projected on screens throughout club.

Guests will enjoy free admission from 10 p.m. to midnight, as well as two complimentary drink tickets. Gryphon’s costumed dancers will add fire to the nightclub’s trademark deep house and techno vibe.

An elevated private VIP area will be available to guests of the event; for VIP table reservations, guests are asked to call Eden at 954-581-5454. VIP bottle service specials will also be available. Acclaimed Deejay Roland will be performing on a state-of-the-art Funktion-One sound system. 

With You I Want to Live, which dominates 17,000 square feet of the Museum’s special exhibition galleries, brings together over 100 selected paintings, sculptures and photographs from the collections of local art collectors Francie Bishop Good + David Horvitz, featuring some of the world’s greatest female contemporary artists; and Gordon Locksley + George T. Shea, featuring work from American, British and Asian artists. Bishop Good, Horvitz, Locksley and Shea are all tireless collectors passionately engaged in the contemporary art scene.  

The exhibition title is named for a neon wall sculpture by Tracey Emin in the Locksley collection. The exhibition opened to the public on April 18, 2009. The Locksley + Shea Collection, installed in the Museum’s second floor galleries, will remain on view through March 22, 2010; the Bishop Good + Horvitz Collection, in the first floor galleries, will remain on view through October 12, 2009.

WHEN:  Friday, September 25, 2009, 10 p.m.-5 a.m.

WHERE: Gryphon nightclub, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Fla. 33314 

COST:  FREE admission from 10 p.m.-midnight; includes two complimentary drink tickets. After midnight admission is $20. For VIP table reservations call Eden at 954-581-5454.

HOW:  For more information, call the Museum at 954-262-0236.


The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, a division of Nova Southeastern University, is open Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm with extended hours on Thursday until 8 pm, Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm and closed on Mondays.   The Museum of Art is located at One East Las Olas Boulevard at Andrews Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Studio Arts Creative Art Academy for adults and students (grades 1 to 12) offers a 10-week program, taught by professional artists. Courses on painting, drawing, design, art history, and musical theater. For more information call 954-262-0239 or email: education1@moafl.org.  The Museum also features a Café Bar, which offers illy coffee, wines and beers.


The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale is a division of Nova Southeastern University. Funding for the Museum us provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. In addition, the Museum is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and the City of Fort Lauderdale.


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