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April 2015
5
Sun 11:00AM - 5:00PM
First Sunday
Sun, April 5, 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Free for area locals!

Family friendly celebration of the Conservation Gallery. The National Geographic film The Last Lions will play in the Cook Auditorium at 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm.

19
Sun 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Exhibitions closing
Sun, April 19, 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Last day to view both Stone to Glass and the Conservation Gallery before closing to the public!

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Sun 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Exhibitions closing
Sun, April 26, 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Last day to view both A Parade of Plumage and Tusk, Horn, Flesh & Bone exhibitions before closing to the public!

May 2015
1
Fri 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Exhibition Sneak Peek
Fri, May 1, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Free for members or with admission

Get a special Sneak Peek of In Dubious Battle before it opens to the public tomorrow! Local artist Greta Gretzinger will introduce the exhibition and lead the tour.

2
Sat 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Exhibition Opens
Sat, May 2, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

In Dubious Battle: Shelley Reed opens to the public! This exhibition showcases Shelley Reed’s 47-foot-long masterwork “In Dubious Battle,” based on Old Master paintings.

3
Sun 11:00AM - 5:00PM
First Sundays
Sun, May 3, 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Free for area locals!

Enjoy free admission, children's activities, and a movie screening throughout the day.

6
Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables, Feathers, and Fur
Wed, May 6, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Free to all guests

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

7
Thu 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Celebration of Young Artists
Thu, May 7, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Get a special preview of the art from School Arts Spectacular!” Throughout the year, students in grades K-12 create a variety of artworks that resonate with a specific theme, culminating in a monthlong youth exhibit at the museum. 

8
Fri 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Exhibition Sneak Peek
Fri, May 8, 11:30AM - 12:00PM

Free for members or with admission

Get a special Sneak Peek of Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei before it opens to the public tomorrow!

9
Sat 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Exhibition Opens
Sat, May 9, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei opens on the outdoor Sculpture Trail! Don't miss the reinterpreted 12 bronze animal heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac by internationally acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei.

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Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables, Feathers, and Fur
Wed, May 13, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Free to all guests

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

15
Fri 11:30AM - 12:00PM
Exhibition Sneak Peek
Fri, May 15, 11:30AM - 12:00PM

Free for members or with admission

Get a special Sneak Peek of Oldest Living Things in the World before it opens to the public tomorrow!

16
Sat 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Exhibitions Opens
Sat, May 16, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Oldest Living Things: Photography by Rachel Sussman opens to the public! Rachel Sussman has been researching, working with biologists, and traveling the world to photograph organisms that have lived continuously for 2,000 years or longer.

20
Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables, Feathers, and Fur
Wed, May 20, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Free to all guests

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

27
Wed 10:30AM - 11:00AM
Fables, Feathers, and Fur
Wed, May 27, 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Free to all guests

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