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February 2016
7
Sun 11:00AM - 5:00PM
First Sundays
Sun, February 7, 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday, February 7, 2016 11 a.m – 5 p.m

From 12 p.m to 3 p.m create your own Wildlife Valentine's Day card with animal imagery from permanent exhibits and our current temporary exhibits Monarch's of the Plains and Wyoming Grasslands! Visitors will also enjoy music from award-winning classical guitarist Byron Tomingas from 12 p.m - 2 p.m. Tomingas has recently won Planet Jackson Hole's 2015 "Best Classical Musician," award, and has also been added to the Wyoming Arts Council's roster of supported artists. All First Sundays are free to Teton County residents. The cost for nonresidents is the Museum’s regular admission rate: $14 adults, $12 seniors, $6 children; free under 5 years old.  First Sundays are generously sponsored by Wells Fargo, Jan and Larry Finch and Charlotte Stifel.

10
Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables Feathers & Fur
Wed, February 10, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Guest Reader Barb Huhn

Free to all guests

No pre-registration needed unless you bring a group with more than 4 children. Call Grace at 307 732-5435

Storytelling at the museum is an exciting opportunity for young visitors to engage with the art through looking, reading and art making in the galleries. All materials will be provided.

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Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables Feathers & Fur
Wed, February 17, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Gem by Holly Hobbie

Staff Reader: Jane Lavino, Sugden Family Curator of Education & Exhibits

Free to all guests

No pre-registration needed unless you bring a group with more than 4 children. Call Grace at 307 732-5435

Storytelling at the museum is an exciting opportunity for young visitors to engage with the art through looking, reading and art making in the galleries. All materials will be provided.

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Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables Feathers & Fur
Wed, February 24, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Free to all guests

No pre-registration needed unless you bring a group with more than 4 children. Call Grace at 307 732-5435

Storytelling at the museum is an exciting opportunity for young visitors to engage with the art through looking, reading and art making in the galleries. All materials will be provided.

March 2016
2
Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables Feathers & Fur
Wed, March 2, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Free to all guests

No pre-registration needed unless you bring a group with more than 4 children. Call Grace at 307 732-5435

Storytelling at the museum is an exciting opportunity for young visitors to engage with the art through looking, reading and art making in the galleries. All materials will be provided.

6
Sun 11:00AM - 5:00PM
First Sundays
Sun, March 6, 11:00AM - 5:00PM

On the first Sunday of each month, the National Museum of Wildlife Art is free for all Teton County residents. During winter months, the museum organizes a family-friendly day with special programs and events connected to the exhibitions on view.

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Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables Feathers & Fur
Wed, March 9, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Free to all guests

No pre-registration needed unless you bring a group with more than 4 children. Call Grace at 307 732-5435

Storytelling at the museum is an exciting opportunity for young visitors to engage with the art through looking, reading and art making in the galleries. All materials will be provided.

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Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables Feathers & Fur
Wed, March 16, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Free to all guests

No pre-registration needed unless you bring a group with more than 4 children. Call Grace at 307 732-5435

Storytelling at the museum is an exciting opportunity for young visitors to engage with the art through looking, reading and art making in the galleries. All materials will be provided.

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Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables Feathers & Fur
Wed, March 23, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Free to all guests

No pre-registration needed unless you bring a group with more than 4 children. Call Grace at 307 732-5435

Storytelling at the museum is an exciting opportunity for young visitors to engage with the art through looking, reading and art making in the galleries. All materials will be provided.

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Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables Feathers & Fur
Wed, March 30, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Free to all guests

No pre-registration needed unless you bring a group with more than 4 children. Call Grace at 307 732-5435

Storytelling at the museum is an exciting opportunity for young visitors to engage with the art through looking, reading and art making in the galleries. All materials will be provided.

April 2016
6
Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables Feathers & Fur
Wed, April 6, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Free to all guests

No pre-registration needed unless you bring a group with more than 4 children. Call Grace at 307 732-5435.

Storytelling at the museum is an exciting opportunity for young visitors to engage with the art through looking, reading and art making in the galleries. All materials will be provided.

 

May 2016
12
Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mix'd Media
Thu, May 12, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

May 12 will be the sneak peak Mix'd Media event for Painting in the Park the Tetons in Art exhibit.

Mix’d Media is an arts event designed to entice a younger generation of museum-goers who wish to have a social experience alongside art. Mix’d Media occurs approximately eight times annually, often in conjunction with new exhibits or proposed partnerships. For each event the Museum will feature a different, interactive, arts-based activity and will include music, thematic food and drink, experiential art-making, games, presentations, performance art and a lively social scene.

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Fri THRU SEP 5
Painting in the Park: The Tetons in Art
Fri, May 13 - Mon, September 5

This exhibit coincides with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and features work from the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Grand Teton National Park, and select private collections. Paintings by Thomas Moran from 1871 from the park’s collection are just some of the anticipated highlights of this visually stunning exhibition. Supplemented by John Fery’s early works of the Tetons plus work chronicling more than 100 years of artistic expression, this exhibit shows how “Painting the Park” has developed from an arduous undertaking performed by a small group of intrepid explorers to a popular pastime for professional and amateur artists, alike.

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Fri 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Sneak Peak: Yellowstone National Park Through the Lens of Time
Fri, May 20, 11:30AM - 12:00PM

A Sneak Preview program for Yellowstone National Park Through the Lens of Time exhibition will feature photographer Bradly Boner speaking about his project idea, challenges, and conclusions.

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Sat THRU AUG 28
Yellowstone National Park Through the Lens of Time
Sat, May 21 - Sun, August 28

This exhibit compares photographs taken by William Henry Jackson’s Yellowstone photography of 1872 with local photographer Bradly Boner’s contemporary shots taken from the same vantage point, celebrating the work of both photographers as it validates more than a century of conservation efforts. These photographs tell the success story of the National Park Service’s efforts to preserve landscapes considered especially valuable. More about this exhibit

June 2016
9
Thu 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Sneak Peak: Yosemite 1938 On the Trail with Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe
Thu, June 9, 11:30AM - 12:00PM

A sneak peak of the Yosemite 1938 On the Trail with Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit will include a Yosemite expert speaking about the allure of Yosemite and teh locations of some of the photographs.

9
Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mix'd Media
Thu, June 9, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Mix'd Media on June 9 will be the sneak peak opening of  Yosemite 1938: on the Trail with Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit.

Mix’d Media is an arts event designed to entice a younger generation of museum-goers who wish to have a social experience alongside art. Mix’d Media occurs approximately eight times annually, often in conjunction with new exhibits or proposed partnerships. For each event the Museum will feature a different, interactive, arts-based activity and will include music, thematic food and drink, experiential art-making, games, presentations, performance art and a lively social scene.

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Fri THRU AUG 28
Yosemite 1938: On the Trail with Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe
Fri, June 10 - Sun, August 28

In September 1938 photographer Ansel Adams made one of his many trips to Yosemite, but this excursion included his close friends Georgia O’Keeffe, David McAlpin, and Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Rockefeller. Adams documented the trip with photographs of the landscape and of the group camping. He made five albums of photographs, by hand, as gifts to his companions. There are a total of 48 photographs in the album, and many of the pages have notations written by Adams. More about this exhibiit

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Sat THRU AUG 18
Vintage Park Posters
Sat, June 18 - Thu, August 18

Between 1935 and 1943 the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project printed more than two million posters in 35,000 different designs to stir the public's imagination. A portion of the posters were designed to promote the National Park Service and the nation’s diverse array of magnificent parks. This exhibit will feature a selection of original park posters, supplemented by modern reproductions. Complementing the park posters, Open Studio provides an all ages art making space related to summer exhibits which encourages visitors to explore new materials and ideas. More info on this exhibit

18
Sat 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Plein Air Fest, Etc.
Sat, June 18, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

More than 50 invited artists will gather this summer at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 5th Annual “Plein Air Fest, Etc.” Artists will disperse throughout the scenic valley, including the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s spectacular sculpture trail, to paint masterpieces en plein air. Collectors are invited to browse and bid on the fresh artworks where they will be sold by silent bid during the afternoon. This is a family-friendly event with live music and indoor programming

 

 

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Sat 10:30AM
Public Talk with Ranger Doug
Sat, June 18, 10:30AM - Wed, June 8, 2:30AM

Public talk with Ranger Doug in collaboration with Plein Air Fest on June 18, 2016. There will be two talks at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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Wed 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Public Talk with Dr. Michael Adam's, Son of Ansel Adams
Wed, June 22, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

The National Museum of Wildlife Art will host Dr. Michael Adams, son of Ansel Adams, in conjunction with the “Yosemite 1930: On The Trail with Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe” exhibit. Adams will discuss his father’s life, career, and specifically his memorable trips to Yosemite with his father, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Rockefeller. Adams has received several honors as a retired Board Certified Doctor of Internal Medicine, a retired Major General in the United States Air Force, and as a teacher. Adams currently serves as an advisor to The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, and The Clemson Institute for the Parks at Clemson University. In all aspects of his life, Adams seeks to serve the environment that his father was so passionate about, including his role as an active board member of the Yosemite Conservancy.

July 2016
7
Thu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Yoga on the Trail
Thu, July 7, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Top Jackson Hole yoga instructors conduct weekly summer classes outside on the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail. Participants will feel inspired doing Sun Salutations and Downward Dogs as they look across the grand vista of the National Elk Refuge. In a trend as big as the outdoors, yoga classes from coast to coast have been moving out of the studio and into nature. Yogis will enjoy impressive views that include plenty of big sky and mountain drama from the trail’s perch overlooking the National Elk Refuge. It’s inspiring to connect two ancient art forms—visual art inspired by artists over the centuries, and the art of yoga, ensuring healthy mind, body and spirit. Free.

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Thu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Yoga on the Trail
Thu, July 14, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Top Jackson Hole yoga instructors conduct weekly summer classes outside on the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail. Participants will feel inspired doing Sun Salutations and Downward Dogs as they look across the grand vista of the National Elk Refuge. In a trend as big as the outdoors, yoga classes from coast to coast have been moving out of the studio and into nature. Yogis will enjoy impressive views that include plenty of big sky and mountain drama from the trail’s perch overlooking the National Elk Refuge. It’s inspiring to connect two ancient art forms—visual art inspired by artists over the centuries, and the art of yoga, ensuring healthy mind, body and spirit. Free.

14
Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Summer Celebration Mix'd Media
Thu, July 14, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

July 14 will be our huge Summer Opener Mix'd Media party!

Mix’d Media is an arts event designed to entice a younger generation of museum-goers who wish to have a social experience alongside art. Mix’d Media occurs approximately eight times annually, often in conjunction with new exhibits or proposed partnerships. For each event the Museum will feature a different, interactive, arts-based activity and will include music, thematic food and drink, experiential art-making, games, presentations, performance art and a lively social scene.

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Thu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Yoga on the Trail
Thu, July 21, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Top Jackson Hole yoga instructors conduct weekly summer classes outside on the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail. Participants will feel inspired doing Sun Salutations and Downward Dogs as they look across the grand vista of the National Elk Refuge. In a trend as big as the outdoors, yoga classes from coast to coast have been moving out of the studio and into nature. Yogis will enjoy impressive views that include plenty of big sky and mountain drama from the trail’s perch overlooking the National Elk Refuge. It’s inspiring to connect two ancient art forms—visual art inspired by artists over the centuries, and the art of yoga, ensuring healthy mind, body and spirit. Free.

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Thu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Yoga on the Trail
Thu, July 28, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Top Jackson Hole yoga instructors conduct weekly summer classes outside on the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail. Participants will feel inspired doing Sun Salutations and Downward Dogs as they look across the grand vista of the National Elk Refuge. In a trend as big as the outdoors, yoga classes from coast to coast have been moving out of the studio and into nature. Yogis will enjoy impressive views that include plenty of big sky and mountain drama from the trail’s perch overlooking the National Elk Refuge. It’s inspiring to connect two ancient art forms—visual art inspired by artists over the centuries, and the art of yoga, ensuring healthy mind, body and spirit. Free.

28
Thu 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Film Screening: WILD Yellowstone: Grizzly Summer by Brain Farm
Thu, July 28, 7:00PM - 8:30PM

A film screening of WILD Yellowstone Grizzly Summer by Brain Farm followed by Q&A with filmmakers.

August 2016
4
Thu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Yoga on the Trail
Thu, August 4, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Top Jackson Hole yoga instructors conduct weekly summer classes outside on the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail. Participants will feel inspired doing Sun Salutations and Downward Dogs as they look across the grand vista of the National Elk Refuge. In a trend as big as the outdoors, yoga classes from coast to coast have been moving out of the studio and into nature. Yogis will enjoy impressive views that include plenty of big sky and mountain drama from the trail’s perch overlooking the National Elk Refuge. It’s inspiring to connect two ancient art forms—visual art inspired by artists over the centuries, and the art of yoga, ensuring healthy mind, body and spirit. Free.

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Thu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Yoga on the Trail
Thu, August 11, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Top Jackson Hole yoga instructors conduct weekly summer classes outside on the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail. Participants will feel inspired doing Sun Salutations and Downward Dogs as they look across the grand vista of the National Elk Refuge. In a trend as big as the outdoors, yoga classes from coast to coast have been moving out of the studio and into nature. Yogis will enjoy impressive views that include plenty of big sky and mountain drama from the trail’s perch overlooking the National Elk Refuge. It’s inspiring to connect two ancient art forms—visual art inspired by artists over the centuries, and the art of yoga, ensuring healthy mind, body and spirit. Free.

11
Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mix'd Media
Thu, August 11, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Mix'd Media on August 11 will be themed on the Yellowstone National Park Through the Lens of Time Exhibit.

Mix’d Media is an arts event designed to entice a younger generation of museum-goers who wish to have a social experience alongside art. Mix’d Media occurs approximately eight times annually, often in conjunction with new exhibits or proposed partnerships. For each event the Museum will feature a different, interactive, arts-based activity and will include music, thematic food and drink, experiential art-making, games, presentations, performance art and a lively social scene.

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Tue
Running Wild
Tue, August 16 - 12:00AM

Starting and finishing at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Running Wild is a 10K run and 5K run or walk race in memorial of Dick Jennings.

9:30 AM – Start of 10k run and 5k run or walk

10:30 AM – Start of Kid’s Run

Scholarship – The National Museum of Wildlife Art annually offers one scholarship to a Teton County high school senior whose passion for fine art and design has motivated them to improve their skills and share their talents with others. The student should be planning to continue their study of art and design at the college level.

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Thu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Yoga on the Trail
Thu, August 18, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Top Jackson Hole yoga instructors conduct weekly summer classes outside on the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail. Participants will feel inspired doing Sun Salutations and Downward Dogs as they look across the grand vista of the National Elk Refuge. In a trend as big as the outdoors, yoga classes from coast to coast have been moving out of the studio and into nature. Yogis will enjoy impressive views that include plenty of big sky and mountain drama from the trail’s perch overlooking the National Elk Refuge. It’s inspiring to connect two ancient art forms—visual art inspired by artists over the centuries, and the art of yoga, ensuring healthy mind, body and spirit. Free.

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Thu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Yoga on the Trail
Thu, August 25, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Top Jackson Hole yoga instructors conduct weekly summer classes outside on the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail. Participants will feel inspired doing Sun Salutations and Downward Dogs as they look across the grand vista of the National Elk Refuge. In a trend as big as the outdoors, yoga classes from coast to coast have been moving out of the studio and into nature. Yogis will enjoy impressive views that include plenty of big sky and mountain drama from the trail’s perch overlooking the National Elk Refuge. It’s inspiring to connect two ancient art forms—visual art inspired by artists over the centuries, and the art of yoga, ensuring healthy mind, body and spirit. Free.

September 2016
7
Wed 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Jewelery & Artisan Luncheon
Wed, September 7, 11:00AM - 4:00PM

A ticketed event. Enjoy an elegant lunch showcasing finely crafted jewelry, clothing and accessories. National artisans to provide a broad mix of items to purchase from across the country.

Best of all, a percentage of all sales benefit the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

9
Fri 9:00AM
Paintings, Sculptures, and Sketch Show & Sale
Fri, September 9, 9:00AM - Sun, October 9, 5:00PM

More than 200 paintings, sculptures, and sketches by living Artists will be on display and available for purchase during the 29th Annual Western Visions.  The museum has carefully curated the work of some of the top living artists depicting animals today, both traditional and contemporary.

9
Fri 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Palates and Palettes
Fri, September 9, 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Kick off the JH Fall Arts Festival with the opening of Western Visions Paintings, Sketches & Sculptures while enjoying food provided by the Rising Sage Café. This event is free and registration is not required.

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Thu
Wild West Artist Party
Thu, September 15 - 12:00AM

As part of the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s 29th Annual Western Visions Show & Sale, artists and patrons have an opportunity to view the art, place bids, and mingle with artists before the big sale.

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Fri 5:30PM - 8:30PM
29th Annual Western Visions Show & Sale
Fri, September 16, 5:30PM - 8:30PM

Featuring works by  the country's leading wildlife artists. This is the final opportunity to place bids prior to the drawing that determines who is going home with a beautiful new work of art.

Ticketed Event

October 2016
9
Sun 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Coffee & Collect
Sun, October 9, 10:00AM - 4:00PM

A special opportunity to enjoy coffee at the National Museum of Wildlife Art while collecting newly purchased artwork from Western Visions.  The event is also an opportunity to browse works that are still available for sale. This event is free and registration is not required.

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Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mix'd Media
Thu, October 13, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Mix’d Media is an arts event designed to entice a younger generation of museum-goers who wish to have a social experience alongside art. Mix’d Media occurs approximately eight times annually, often in conjunction with new exhibits or proposed partnerships. For each event the Museum will feature a different, interactive, arts-based activity and will include music, thematic food and drink, experiential art-making, games, presentations, performance art and a lively social scene.

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Fri THRU APR 23
25 Fable's: Aesop's Animals Illustrated
Fri, October 14 - Sun, April 23

“Aesop’s Fables” includes 25 local and national artists, each illustrating one of Aesop’s best known tales. Aesop is said to have lived about 620–560 BC and to have been a slave on the Greek Island of Samos, later freed by his master Iadmon. Aesop compiled fables originally have been passed down through oral tradition. They were among the first illustrated books to be produced, the earliest of which were produced in Bamberg, Germany, in 1461. “Aesop’s Fables” is a collaborative project curated by Associate Curator of Art and Research, Bronwyn Minton. This exhibit will be in keeping with the projects that Minton has been creating in Jackson over the past 13 years. These exhibits have been highly successful in creating a sense of community, both among the artists who participate and among those who appreciate their art.

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Sat THRU APR 16
Sandy Scott Retrospective
Sat, October 22 - Sat, April 16

Sandy Scott received her formal art training at the Kansas City Art Institute and later worked as an animation background artist in the motion picture industry. She turned her attention to etchings and printmaking in the 1970’s and to sculpture in the 1980’s. Born in Dubuque, Iowa in 1943 and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she works today in Lander, Wyoming in a studio near the foundry that casts her bronzes. She also maintains studios on Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada, and in the mountains of northern Colorado. Sandy is an avid outdoorswoman who loves to hunt and fish. She has made 16 trips to Alaska as well as Europe, Russia, China and South America. Sandy believes that to be a good artist, she must conduct field work to know their subjects and accurately present their subjects to the viewer. Having experienced and lived what she depicts, her work is unquestionably authentic. More about this exhibit

November 2016
10
Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mix'd Media
Thu, November 10, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Mix’d Media is an arts event designed to entice a younger generation of museum-goers who wish to have a social experience alongside art. Mix’d Media occurs approximately eight times annually, often in conjunction with new exhibits or proposed partnerships. For each event the Museum will feature a different, interactive, arts-based activity and will include music, thematic food and drink, experiential art-making, games, presentations, performance art and a lively social scene.

December 2016
8
Thu 6:00PM
Mix'd Media
Thu, December 8, 6:00PM - Wed, December 21, 9:00PM

Mix’d Media is an arts event designed to entice a younger generation of museum-goers who wish to have a social experience alongside art. Mix’d Media occurs approximately eight times annually, often in conjunction with new exhibits or proposed partnerships. For each event the Museum will feature a different, interactive, arts-based activity and will include music, thematic food and drink, experiential art-making, games, presentations, performance art and a lively social scene.