But instead of the usual restrained hush of a sleepy Sunday afternoon, the bass is pumping as fashionable characters dance though the night.
No need to call the police -- it's simply a museum party, a growing trend in venerable art institutions across the country.
Faced with rising costs and lackluster admissions, museums have developed these unusual nighttime events to infuse themselves with new patrons and revenue.
Another big benefit to hosting the parties is a rise in memberships, Phyllis Lankiewicz, events manager at Orlando Museum of Art, points out.
City SceneThose in the know in New York City wait in lines that extend around the block to attend "
Have a BallThe more-traditional museum parties are high-profile fund-raisers featuring gourmet dinners and exclusive tours, such as those at the
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