Monday, November 28, 2016

Shaken, Stirred, Styled: DMA Presents The Art of the Cocktail

Fashion blogger Jane Aldridge will judge the best 20s era attire at Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail
photo: Jane Aldridge/Seas of Shoes

Calling all guys and dolls for the Dallas Museum of Art’s Speakeasy celebrating Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail, an exhibition of cocktail ware from the late 19th century through present day.  DMA Members and the Dallas community are invited to dress to kill in their best roaring 20’s attire for a Prohibition-era speakeasy party on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. The main event will take place in the Hamon Atrium featuring craft cocktails, delicious nibbles, live entertainment from the 18-piece band, the Singapore Slingers, dance tutorials of 20’s-era dances with professionals from The Rhythm Room, gaming tables and photo booth, this special evening is sure to be the bee’s knees.

Celebrity blogger Jane Aldridge, from the Sea of Shoes blog, will judge and present awards for the best-dressed dames and daddies. For cool cats and kittens, the exclusive VIP Hideaway located in the Focus One Gallery will have an open bar, premier seating, a complimentary ROXOR Gin Garden, savory and sweet bites, private gaming tables, jazz-age hits with a twist, dedicated dance instructors and more.

VIP tickets include all access and are limited. Tickets for the DMA Speakeasy are $50 for DMA Members or $65 for the general public, which includes two drink tickets, live entertainment, dance instructors, gaming tables and buffets. VIP Hideaway tickets are $90 for members or $100 for the public. Self-parking is available; first-come, first served. All attendees will enjoy a visit to Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail.

This special exhibition, presented by ROXOR Artisan Gin, examines the art and culture of the cocktail through the wares in which they were prepared and served. On view through November 12, 2017, Shaken, Stirred Styled follows the development of the modern cocktail from the late 19th century to the present day, tracing the stylistic reflections of the rituals of the cocktail’s preparation, presentation, and consumption. Drawn primarily from the DMA’s collection of decorative arts and design, the exhibition features a range of objects, many of which are on view for the first time. Tickets for the DMA Speakeasy are on sale now at