I’ve been to New York several times and had never been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art until a recent trip this past fall. I’ve been to just about every museum in Tennessee; every tourist attraction in Nashville, but I had never been to the Frist Center for Performing Arts until about a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been to just about every museum in Paris, France: The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, the Palace of Versailles and more. In fact, I completed the Paris museum ring in about 4 days! Each time, I can tell you that I’ve come out a new person, renewed and rejuvenated in so many magnificent ways.
No wonder, famous people who attend the Met Gala each year have such a good time! A night filled with the best art in all forms: fashion, music and literal art. The whole world has been watching since 1948 on the first Monday in May to experience the 30k per ticket event through social media and red carpet coverage! The 600 exclusive attendees are told to dress according to showcased exhibitions. So, that's what the public gets to see! After the red carpet, all social media is banned and events of the night are a secret. And, that's exactly where the fun stops for us. But don't fret, some of the same exhibitions that make it in the Met come to our neighborhood too! In fact, one in particular, the Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty Exhibition, came a little earlier than its April 24th debut at the Met in NYC.
Most people never even venture out to local museums to see some of the very same attractions that are featured in world renowned settings. I'm guilty of this feat too. However, I do live for a good museum exhibit and the Frist Center gave me the experience of a lifetime! On the night of April 13th, I imagined I was making my appearance at the Met Gala- Nashville style, alongside a group of other talented Urbaaniters! I had done my research on Irving Penn, a world-renowned Vogue Photographer, and I was sure my fairytale for the night would come true.
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