As horrible as this pandemic is, it does bring about great ideas, too.
Here is a phantastic one, I found today:
Cocktails with a Curator from The Frick Collection
An expert from the Museum pairs pieces of art with accompanying drinks. The cocktail recipe having to do with the art at hand. Mix yourself the drink and enjoy the 15 minutes explatation about the chosen artwork and its historical background. All for free. What a great idea!
Had I known this earlier, or, more correct – had they started earlier, the first you tube video was made on April 17th and is to be continued every Friday – I would have turned an alcoholic straight away.
Here is the first, The Polish Rider from Rembrandt. The Cocktail recommeded is
Szarlotka (Charlotte’s – which is also an apple pie in Polish, I learned)
1/3 iced Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka
2/3 chilled freshly pressed apple juice/cider
pinch of ground cinnamon
Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.
Click on the link to be directed to the video, presented by Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection.
If you want to see all the other online offers from The Frick collection, – also great stuff like Director’s joice or online versions of former exhibitions – just click here.