Please Note: To participate in the sketch session you must purchase a ticket on this page.
Join Drawing America for a ‘Sketch and Sip’ drawing session. Draw a live costumed model themed in Swing inspired clothing while we listen the live sounds of Benny Benack III and his all-star band playing in the rotunda.
Share your work at the breaks, take in an exhibit and come back for more sketching. Materials are provided or bring your own pencils and paper. We can’ wait to see you!
You can purchase a specialty cocktail from the MCNY bar.
…and of course, drop into our air-conditioned galleries to check out the Museum’s brand-new hit exhibition New York, New Music, 1980-1986, as well as our award-winning permanent exhibition, New York at Its Core: 400 Years of NYC History.
About the Performer:
By age 30, trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III has proven to be the rarest of talents. A fiery trumpet player, singer, and highly capable pianist, Benack performs internationally as an Emcee/Host for Postmodern Jukebox. Alongside his global touring as a straight-ahead/contemporary bandleader, he has appeared as a trumpet soloist on television, in commercial circles alongside Josh Groban, Ben Folds, fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, and Ann Hampton Callaway, and at leading New York venues such as Birdland and Jazz @ Lincoln Center. Hear what he has to say about jazz in New York here.