Friday, March 18, 2011

mmm mmmmm good

Saint Louis Art Museum Beer & Chocolate Event

Beer + Chocolate = Food of the Gods

The Saint Louis Art Museum is bringing together brewmasters from Schlafly Beer and chocolatiers from Kakao Chocolate for Beer + Chocolate = Food of the Gods, a special event celebrating the Museum’s spring exhibition Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea.
The ancient Maya pioneered techniques for creating two of life’s finest things: beer and chocolate. On March 31, the Museum’s galleries will come alive with festive hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music. Brewmasters from Schlafly Beer and chocolatiers from Kakao Chocolate will lead tastings of different beers and chocolates that reflect the Maya tradition.
In addition, Matthew Robb, assistant curator of ancient American and Native American art, and Museum docents will lead tours of the exhibition throughout the evening.
Tickets are $60 for Museum Members and $75 for non-Members. Ages 21 and up only. The event is March 31 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 314.655.5381 or visit
Special thanks to the following partners for their support of this event: Kakao Chocolate, Schlafly Beer, Catering St. Louis and Flowers to the People.
Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Because democracy demands wisdom. Additional support was provided by ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations), a program of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Exhibition support has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Areas of notable depth include Oceanic art, pre-Columbian art, ancient Chinese bronzes and European and American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with particular strength in 20th-century German art. The Museum offers a full range of exhibitions and educational programming generated independently and in collaboration with local, national and international partners.

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