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Pratt Museum News Releases & Calendar Entries

WINTER HOURS

Tuesday through Sunday 12-5, closed Mondays

Galleries will be closed Sunday April 4

FISH FEEDINGS

Every Tuesday and Friday at 4pm in the Marine Room at Pratt Museum

Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!

EXHIBITS

BACKYARD, ALASKA

March 19 through May 16, 2010, Pratt Museum Special Exhibits Gallery

Michael Walsh and Asia Freeman’s exhibit explores stories, truths, myths, feats and failures memorialized in our backyards. Since pioneering days, we Alaskans have been known to hoard a lot of stuff. Our backyards don’t conceal as much as they reveal shared experiences and dilapidated dreams. Working with found objects, moving images and sound, collaborating multi-media artists reveal down-home Alaskan experiences for Backyard, Alaska.

JUBILEE! 2010: CELEBRATING YOUNG ARTISTS

April 2 through May 9, 2010, Pratt Museum Contemporary Art Gallery

This exhibit features the work of local students' talent in the arts.

KACHEMAK BAY: AN EXPLORATION OF PEOPLE AND PLACE

Pratt Museum permanent exhibit

This innovative exhibit is a complete redesign of the Pratt's main galleries, with Phase I completed in 2004. Community-based videos, photo essays, computer interactives, and visitor-controlled remote video technology take visitors beyond the museum walls to historic and contemporary life around Kachemak Bay, providing an intimate means of understanding people and place.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out our website for more details at www.prattmuseum.org and click on our calendar of events

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Pratt Museum is seeking Summer Youth Interns. Students will report to the Museum Education Program Director and will work closely with the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve interpretive staff.

The goal of this internship program is to expose local youth to the many facets of natural history, cultural heritages, and interpretive work through community based programming. Interns receive training in public interpretation and assistance in pursuing their interests in the sciences, art, and history.

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and not have reached age 19.

Salary: $10.00 per hour / 40 hours per week.

Starting/ Ending Dates: June 7 – August 13, 2010

Application Deadline: 5pm April 16, 2010.

Interviews will be held April 27-29, and selection notification will be made by May 4, 2010.

For questions or more information, contact:

Ryjil Christianson, Director of Education at the Pratt Museum, 3779 Bartlett Street, Homer, Alaska 99603

907-235-8635, email education@prattmuseum.org

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