|Kirsten Dunce stars as Marie Antoinette.|
You’ll lose your head over this event. Okay, enough with the puns.
The New Orleans Museum of Art, in conjunction with its current exhibition, “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes,” will screen the Sofia Coppola 2006 film “Marie Antoinette” this Friday (April 13, 2018) on the lawn of the City Park museum. The film focuses on the teenage Austrian princess who becomes the queen of France and who dies by guillotine 23 years later after living a life of luxury and fame.
But that’s not all. There will be food trucks from Diva Dawgs (gotta love the name association there) and La Cocinita, not to mention a bar because this is, of course, New Orleans. And there’s more! Here’s the schedule:
5 - 7:30 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
6 - 7:30 pm: Pre-show music by DJ Swamp Boogie and a dance performance by Trixie Minx productions as decadent as Marie Antoinette's fashions
7:30 - 9:30 pm: Screening of Marie Antoinette (Rated PG-13 | 2 hours, 3 minutes | Watch the trailer here.
Aminata, from The Studio of Vanities Series, 2013, by Omar Victor Diop
The event is free to museum members, $12 to nonmember adults, $10 nonmember seniors and $6 nonmember children ages 7-12. Free to children under age 6.
“A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes” includes experimental gowns, headpieces, and jewelry by avant-garde fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen, Gucci, and Iris van Herpen, which investigate symbols of womanhood and expand the theme of fashion as art. More than 100 articles of fashion are presented in a gallery design that explores seven archetypal personality types, including Sage, Magician, Enchantress, Explorer, Mother Earth, Heroine, and Thespian.
Weird, Wacky and Wild South is written by food and travel writer Chere Dastugue Coen.