The NC Museum of Art, Vitis House, and Catering Works present “The Art Inside the Bottle”. Together with NCMA curator Maya Brooks, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, and Vitis House owner and wine educator, Doreen Colondres, we will dive into Identity, Place, and Power as themes that contextualize works of art and wine in specific and inspiring ways.
As with paint and music, wine is indeed, another expression of art executed with feeling and passion, says Doreen Colondres from Vitis House.
While nature works to strike the proper chords, the winemakers’ aim is to discover and evoke the very soul of the grape, much like the artist’s struggle to speak across time and space, and in visual terms through canvas, camera, or clay.
This 90-minute event celebrates the transformative, five-month-long reinstallation of the Museum’s collection by taking up three themes that informed the reimagining of our galleries: Identity, Place, and Power. Curators have selected works of art to feature with the wines, and you will learn the reasons for our choices. Similarly, to reveal the place, identity, or power of a wine is to invite a crucial understanding of its excellence and significance. When we examine these elements together, we can truly appreciate that wine is more than fermented grape juice we pour into a nice glass.
Join us on August 24th from 7pm-9pm at the NC Museum of Art for a very special evening to explore the history, tradition, and process of winemaking at The Art Inside the Bottle. As you foster new insights that await you in the galleries, be immersed in a sensory experience of fabulous wines, specially curated food pairings, and eye-opening works of art!
You will foster new insights in an immersive, sensory experience! Seven wines with custom-designed food pairings will be served as Maya speaks in person to share her expertise on seven important works of art from the Museum’s Collection.
Date: August 24, 2023
Start time: 7:00 p.m.
End time: 9:00 p.m.
Venue: North Carolina Museum Art
Directions: 2110 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC 27607