This Saturday the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will play host to one of the city’s most fashionable benefit soirées, Eyes Wide Open. Presented by BCBG MaxAzria and L’Oréal Canada, and organized by the museum’s Volunteer Association, the annual event will pay tribute this year to the silver screen, with Cirque du Soleil’s Jean-François Bouchard working his magic to bring icons of the cinema’s Golden Age such as Meliès, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton back to life.
In honour of the Old Hollywood theme, guests are invited to don their best black and white. Proceeds from the event will go toward the museum’s programming, from the presentations of exhibitors to the development of community-outreach initiatives.
In case the exquisite food, whimsical décor and sartorial eye candy aren’t enough to entice you, the museum is also sweetening the deal by offering Eyes Wide Open ticket holders a discounted rate to attend a preview of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit, opening this June.
Eyes Wide Open will take place on Saturday, April 9, at the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion (1379 Sherbrooke St. W.). Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $200 each and can be purchased by calling 514-842-7436 or visiting lesyeuxgrandsouverts.com.