Feb 102017

The public is invited to pucker-up at a Valentine’s Day Kiss-In photo op in front of the Custom House Museum, 5:30-6:30pm, on Tuesday, February 14. (Photo by Todd Feit)

KWAHS Invites the Public to a Flash-Mob Style Valentine’s Day Recreation of “the Most Famous Kiss in American History” at the Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society invites locals and visitors to a flash-mob style, mass Kiss-In event on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, starting at 5:30pm, in front of the 25 foot tall Seward Johnson “Embracing Peace” sculpture at the Custom House Museum at 281 Front Street.

The goal is to fill the street in front of the Museum on Valentine’s Day with a crowd of couples emulating Johnson’s “Embracing Peace” sculpture, which was inspired by photographs taken of a sailor and nurse locked in an immortalized kiss in Times Square, New York, celebrating the end of World War II – an image that has been called the most famous kiss in American history.

Kiss-In participants are encouraged to arrive at 5:30, with the Kiss-In photo op to happen at exactly 6pm.

“In a time when their seems to be so much anger and separation, let’s show the world that Key West embraces peace,” said KWAHS Operations Manager Shawn Cowles. “This “Kiss-In” pose will only be for a brief second but will share an important message to the world.”

For more information, contact Shawn Cowles at 305.295.6616 x 111. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.

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