Putting the ‘art’ in ‘party’: SBMA’s Atelier bash is back for 2014

Test-tube tastings of geographic distillations of time and space are promised at the Botany Bar, inspired by artist Michelle Stuart's seed calendars.COURTESY PHOTOS
Test-tube tastings of geographic distillations of time and space are promised at the Botany Bar, inspired by artist Michelle Stuart’s seed calendars.

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Spring is here and Atelier is back at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

The twice-yearly party turns the museum into a fun, interactive night out. The title this time around is “Moons, Mapping, Memory, and Fantastic Machines,” with plenty to keep the visitor occupied over the two hours on Friday.

Atelier replaced the more extensive “Nights” activities at the museum, reducing the number of parties per year, and moving much of the event inside. (In the “Nights” days, the events used to spill out onto the museum’s back patio, where DJs spun tunes until late.)

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Music Academy signs deal with N.Y. Philharmonic

On Monday, Music Academy of the West President Scott Reed, announced a four-year deal to partner with the New York Philharmonic. Above, Reed is pictured at left, alongside New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert, center, and Matthew VanBesien.COURTESY PHOTOS
On Monday, Music Academy of the West President Scott Reed, announced a four-year deal to partner with the New York Philharmonic. Above, Reed is pictured at left, alongside New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert, center, and Matthew VanBesien.

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Santa Barbara’s Music Academy of the West already exists as a world-class school for the best young classical musicians. But Monday they entered into a deal with the New York Philharmonic, which under the baton on maestro Alan Gilbert, continues to be one of the world’s most prestigious orchestras.

“This is one of the most important endeavors and partnerships that we’ve ever embarked on,” said Music Academy President Scott Reed. “And I think it will be exciting for the Santa Barbara community and the fellows that attend our program.”

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