The preview party for the American Visionary Art Museum's new exhibition, "We Are Not Alone: Angels and Other Aliens," certainly proved that premise. About 700 earthly beings, some in wild makeup and costumes, milled among images of unearthly beings on the museum's walls and pedestals.
Tinsel-haloed "angels" gazed at those in immortalized in oil. "Death," carrying a cardboard sickle, dawdled among designs of devils and deities. And some glittering "extraterrestrials" joined other guests dancing in the museum's art barn.