On The Avenue

Scottish Takeover At The Museum Of Natural History

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Sylvain Gaboury/PMC
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

On April 4, the American Museum of Natural History metamorphosed into the abundantly green Highlands of Scotland as cast the fans of the 18th-century fantasy TV drama Outlander assembled to celebrate the long awaited second season of the show based on the time-traveling visionary novels of Diana Gabaldon.

Attendees such as Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Caitriona Balfe, Andrew Saffir, Laura Michelle Kelly, Emma Ishta, Phillip Bloch, Nikki James, Cornelia Guest, Alison Sweeney, and others enjoyed a night at the museum, toasting the success of the gender and conventions bending TV phenomenon.

At the STARZ celebration for the Book Two premiere, the after-party goers were surprised with elaborately transformed design of the museum, including antique chandeliers, colorful macaroon towers, and multiple candles, that added a soft amber glow to the night’s festivities. The desserts, topiary trees, and provincial décor had a touch of Versailles court to them to coincide with the second season French connection theme of the show. Outlander’s second year will take action in the court of 18th century Versailles atmosphere of 18th century France as Caitriona Balfe’s and Sam Heughan’s characters will go on a mission to protect the future of Scotland.

The series composer Bear McCreary and his vocalist wife Raya Yarbrough treated the party’s guests to a live performance of the show’s theme song, “Skye Boat Song.”After the touching song, the second season opening was screened for the delighted visitors at the museum’s LeFrak Theater.

The second season of the breakout hit show will premiere on April 9 on Starz.

Photos courtesy of patrickmcmullan.com


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