SEATTLE, May 3, 2022—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, cocktails and a curated look at nose art's heyday during World War II—when the images were often more naughty than nice. The event will be Friday, May 20 from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets $110 general admission/$100 Museum Members.

The evening begins in the Museum’s World War II gallery surrounded by the War’s greatest fighter aircraft. Patrons may enjoy an hour of complimentary beer and wine, or specialty cocktails created by the Museum’s master mixologist, Sune Sandling, who will demonstrate how to manifest the spirits to perfection. Artist Emily Simmons will draw nose art, and patrons 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 and 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.

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

Image: Soldier points at the nose art on a B-24 bomber during World War II. The Museum of Flight.


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