Haute 100 MIA: Coral Springs Museum of Art Will Pay Tribute to Romero Britto

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On Aug. 20th, Coral Springs Museum of Art will pay tribute to Brazilian-born artist Romero Britto with a carnival-themed event.

Dubbed “Blame It On Rio,” the museum’s annual signature “Masterpiece” event will honor Britto and his contribution to the art world. Some of his iconic artwork is currently on display at the museum.

Event-goers will enjoy capirinhas, Brazil’s national cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by The Feisty Bull, LeblonCachaca and Paladar Catering Service. You’ll also have the chance to mix and mingle with Britto, representatives of the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami, other other special VIPSs as well as be part of a special unveiling during the reception.

Proceeds will go to raising support for the museum’s innovative and educational art programs and exhibitions dedicated to veterans and children with special needs.

The special VIP cocktail reception will commence at 7 p.m., while the full party will start approximately 8 p.m. Tickets for the VIP cocktail reception are $150 per person. General admission tickets are $75 per person.Tickets may be purchased through Paypal via the Coral Springs Museum of Art website.

Most recently, Britto collaborated with Hublot to design a one-of-a-kind watch for Only Watch 2015, the biennial charity auction for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The watch will also be auctioned off with the canvas that inspired it.

Only Watch, founded in 2005 and currently in it’s sixth edition, has brought together more than 40 of the biggest names in watch industry to bring awareness to the debilitating neuromuscular disease. According to Hublot, the Only Watch 2015 travelling exhibition of watches will complete a world tour before the auction in Geneva on Saturday, Nov. 7th. All of the money raised will be donated to fund medical research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a debilitating neuromuscular disease. The charity event is organized by the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies.

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