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Pratt Museum News Releases and Calendar Events

WINTER HOURS

Tuesday through Sunday 12-5, closed Mondays

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!

Pratt Volunteer Orientation

Friday April 30, two sessions: 12noon and 3pm

The Volunteer Orientation is an opportunity for past, present and future Volunteers to meet the Staff at the Pratt Museum and have a brief tour of the Museum. This is a community based event. All are welcome! Now is a good time to share your local knowledge with the many tourists coming to Homer this summer. Volunteer time is a valuable donation to your community museum.

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

MASST (Mature Alaskans Seeking Skills Training) Gallery Hosts wanted.

Ongoing

If you’re 55 or older, sign up for the MASST program through the Job Center and come work at

the Pratt’s Admissions Desk or as a Gallery Host.

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