An evening with cocktails, the curator, nosh and the naughty side of aviation art.

Military aircrews have long flown into battle emboldened by the artwork that decorated the nose of their planes. Nose Art After Dark is the Museum’s 21+ evening experience with food, drink and a curated look at nose art during its heyday during World War II—when the images were more often naughty than nice.

You will begin the evening in the Museum’s World War II gallery surrounded by the War’s greatest fighter aircraft. Relax for an hour with complimentary beer, wine and specialty cocktails created by our master mixologist, Sune Sandling, who will demonstrate how to manifest the spirits to perfection. Artist Emily Simmons will draw nose art and guests will be provided with stencils and materials for making their own designs.

The event then transitions to appetizers and a cash bar in the Museum’s Skyline Room with vistas of Seattle, overlooking a World War II B-29 bomber named Doc (wearing nose art of the Disney character) parked directly below.

Capping the night is a lively presentation by the Museum’s Senior Curator (and nose art know-it-all), Matthew Burchette.


NOTE: Nose Art After Dark is a 21+ event, and please be advised that some of the images in the program contain sexual content and do not reflect the Museum’s views.


Event Details

Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM **NEW TIME**

Tickets: $110 - General Public | $100 - Museum Members
If you are a Museum Member make sure you are logged in to your account to receive your Member discount.

Includes: Admission to the event and signature cocktails and appetizers catered by McCormick & Schmick's. Full cash bar available during presentation. Event is 21+ only.


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