Pratt Museum Weekly News Release: November 11, 2013
Galleries open Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 5pm, Closed Mondays
Business offices open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm
Galleries closed Thursday, November 28.
INSPIRED BY PLACE
Contemporary Art Gallery - Through December 30, 2013
The guest curator, Homer artist Ron Senungetuk, has selected works from the Pratt Museum’s permanent collection that reflect Homer and its environs, along with the culture and lifestyle of people from this region.
UPCOMING EVENTS & EXHIBITS
WHEN CRAB WAS KING
Opening Reception Friday, November 8, from 5 to 7 pm
Special Exhibits Gallery - November 8 through December 30
This special exhibit combines the Kodiak Maritime Museum's exhibit, When Crab Was King: Faces of the Kodiak King Crab Fishery 1950-1982, with stories of the commercial king crab fishery in Kachemak Bay. The Kodiak exhibit features portraits of 24 individuals who fished during the boom years of the Kodiak King Crab fishery, with oral histories presenting each of their stories. In the Pratt Museum's presentation, you'll also view historic films, hear stories from local fishermen; learn about the biology of the crab fishery and recent efforts to re-establish king crab in local waters. In conjunction with the Crab exhibit, there will also be two special events during December: Bring your stories and perspectives on Thursday, December 5, from 5-7 pm for a Community Conversation on Crab Fisheries of Kachemak Bay and on December 19 at 5pm, the Pratt will host the presentation, A Crabby Colloquium: Recent Research and Fishery Management Perspectives, featuring Megan Murphy and representatives from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.
STOCKING STUFFER PARTY
Saturday, November 30, from 1 to 4 pm
Every Tuesday and Friday at 4 pm, Marine Gallery
Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!
2013 QUILT RAFFLE
Local quilters have pooled their talents to create a stunning new quilt titled Mammals of Alaska. It features eight colorful panels depicting the variety of mammals found in Alaska—bear, moose and even a sea otter. Patrons of the Pratt Society sponsor the annual Quilt Raffle, and tickets are on sale at the Museum.
Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out our
website for more details, www.prattmuseum.org, and click on our calendar of events.