Discover the beauty and wonder of Persian Nights at Culture & Cocktails at The San Diego Museum of Art
The Museum's popular sundown series travels to ancient Persia (modern-day Iran) with an evening inspired by the newly installed Arts of Iran and Arts of South and Southeast Asia galleries. Find inspiration in the geometric Iranian motifs featured in the galleries to create your own mosaic choker necklace or cuff bracelet, add your personal flair to a collaborative sticky note mural, and enjoy a Darius the Great signature cocktail crafted by award-winning distillery Papa's Pilar Rum. Portland-based artist Christina Lonsdale is bringing her Radiant Human photography laboratory to "make the metaphysical" tangible through extrasensory portraits of your aura!
Want to step up your Culture & Cocktails style? Purchase a t-shirt at the event and let a SnipTease artist create a custom design for you onsite. Soar over San Diego in a Persian Flying Carpet photobooth, snack on munchies from Popchips, Country Archer, and Luna Grill, enjoy live music all night long, and discover the treasures of the Arts of Iran and Arts of South and Southeast Asia.
Featured (above): Illuminated page (with sunburst design), 16th century. Opaque watercolor, gold and ink on paper. Gift o the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection. 2006.220.
Pre-sale e-tickets are $5 for members / $25 for nonmembers when bought in advance online. Online ticketing closes at 2:00 p.m. on the day of the event. Pending availability, tickets will be available for purchase for $35 at the door for members and nonmembers starting at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event.
This is a 21+ event. IDs will be checked at the door. Bags may be subject to inspection.
Entrance to Culture & Cocktails is first-come, first-served. A limited number of e-tickets are available online until capacity has been reached. Membership does not guarantee discounted tickets or entrance to this event. Read more on the Ticketing FAQ.
ONLINE TICKETING HAS CLOSED. 120 tickets will be available for purchase tonight for $35 for members and nonmembers. Onsite ticketing opens at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum entrance.
Gallery Collective VIP Lounge
Join the culturally adventurous for a VIP experience at Culture & Cocktails with the Gallery Collective!
Gallery Collective members enjoy complimentary tickets (2 with registration), an exclusive entrance line, and access to the private VIP Lounge with a custom signature cocktail created exclusively for members of the Gallery Collective and their guests.
Interested in joining, upgrading your membership, or want more information? Contact Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619.696.1920.