Not every party offers the opportunity to be a remorseful virgin, a full-blooded prince, a procuress, a gallant knight, a jaunty footman, a mischievous street-girl, a foxy beggar or a naïve countess. The Baroque era did
present such a cavalcade of characters and so should make a good theme for a fancy-dress affair.
We’ll find out, anyway, at the Museum of Fine Arts next Saturday, 15 February, when the party ties in with the closing of the major Caravaggio to Canaletto exhibition, which opened in late October and winds up next Sunday.
The party is set for 9pm to 2am and naturally offers the chance to see the exhibition on its final night. The museum advises that you “Grab a mask, powder your face pale white, dress up in costume, transform yourself and let the magnificent location become the set for your once-in-a-lifetime performance”.
Art history may be much more fun when you are wearing it, and the timing could be just right: last autumn many luxury fashion houses fell in love with the Baroque era again, bringing back velvety jackets, ruffled shirts, heavy necklaces and large brooches to their shelves. Or just coyly hide your face behind a feather fan or mask.
at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Heroes Square, District XIV, Budapest
15 February, 9pm-2am
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