As reported in The Red & Black, Michael Lachowski, public relations coordinator of the Georgia Museum of Art, began Museum Mix over the summer of 2012, right after he began working there. At the time, Lachowski was a DJ and knew many local DJs.
Lachowski said he thought having a night where a DJ performed and the museum stayed open after hours would draw in new people.
Lachowski said that Museum Mix is a social environment in which students and locals come with their friends and dance while enjoying art.
“When you go look at art exhibitions with other people, it’s its own dynamic,” Lachowski said. “There’s more of a conversation going on and different points of view coming out.”
This is one of the Georgia Museum of Art’s largest events because it’s free.
Taylor Chicoine, supervising producer at iHeartRadio, will be one of the DJs at the event. Chicoine, who attended a few of the Museum Mix events before, says it’s exciting when the weather is nice because it is an outdoor event.
Chicoine will co-DJ from 8-11 p.m. with his girlfriend, Alex Spina.
“It’s kind of a big deal in my mind,” Chicoine said. “I’ve always enjoyed these parties so I want to keep that streak going.”
Before Museum Mix, there will be a Master of Fine Arts Speaks event in the auditorium of the museum. Graduate students will give short presentations on their exhibitions and show off some of their recent work.
The MFA Speaks event is also open to the public and may give insight for better conversations about the art if you wish to go walk around the museum later. The MFA Speaks event ends right before the Museum Mix event, which allows for a perfect transition into a night of dancing and visual art.
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