In conjunction with its “Art of the Drink” exhibit, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is hosting an Ancient Greek-styled symposium, a formal drinking event where participants talk about politics, poetry, and philosophy. “502 Symposia” will feature five experts speaking on diverse topics for precisely 502 seconds each.
The event will serve wines from Old 502 Winery in blown stemless wineglasses from Hyland Glass — and you can keep the glass.
The event is from 6-8 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 18, at KMAC. Admission is just $20 or $15 if you’re a KMAC member. You can order your tickets online.
Presenters (information provided by KMAC):
Gil Reyes, director of development at Stage One Family Theatre and founder and Co-Artistic Director of Theatre . TOPIC: “Strangers in a Room: Exploring Collective Imagining”
Eric Gurevich, outreach director at Old 502 Winery. TOPIC: “Kentucky Grapes and Local Business: Winemaking Over the 9”
Casey Hyland, native Louisvillian and co-owner of Hyland Glass. TOPIC: “Forget the Glass, Just Give Me the Bottle: a Local Glassblower’s Thoughts On a Cup”
Aaron Jaffe, professor of English and director of the Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society at the University of Louisville. TOPIC: “The Lingering Louche: Absinthe, the Green Demon of Alternative Modernity”
Stephen Schneider, assistant professor and director of Graduate Studies in the University of Louisville’s English Department. TOPIC: “Hangovers, Hairs of the Dog, and the Inevitability of Excess”