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Pratt Museum Weekly News Release: September 12, 2013

SUMMER HOURS

Open daily 10 am to 6 pm

 

RETURN TO WINTER HOURS

Starting Sunday, September 15

The Museum will be open Tuesday—Sunday noon to 5pm, Closed Mondays

 

CURRENT EXHIBITS

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Special Exhibits Gallery— Through September 29, 2013

This exhibit explores the beauty and mystery of archaeology. Abstract paintings by Rebecca Crowell are paired with Kenai Peninsula artifacts from the Pratt collection. Crowell works with cold wax medium and oil to create a layered effect, similar to layers of sediment exposed during an archaeological excavation. A sound design with original compositions by New York City based musician David Crowell accompanies the visual display.  

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.

KACHEMAK BAY:

AN EXPLORATION OF PEOPLE AND PLACE

The Pratt Museum Permanent Exhibition

Community-based videos, photo essays, and interactive computer displays take visitors beyond the museum walls to learn about historic and contemporary life around Kachemak Bay.

FACING THE ELEMENTS

Art on the Forest Trail

Through September 30, 2013

This outdoor exhibit is part of the forest landscape, and the artwork is completely exposed to the elements. Some pieces remain on display year-round.

DONATIONS REQUESTED

RITZ AT THE MOULIN ROUGE

Deadline for artist and business donations: 5pm, Friday September 20

Artists and businesses are invited to donate to the 2013 Ritz Art & Experience Auction to benefit the programs at the Pratt Museum. This year’s fundraiser theme is Ritz at the Moulin Rouge and will be held Saturday, November 2 at Wasabi’s. Donated artwork to be auctioned at the Ritz will be exhibited in the Pratt’s Special Exhibits Gallery from October 4 through October 30. Please contact Michele Miller for more information, at 435-3343 or mmiller@prattmuseum.org

SUMMER ACTIVITIES WINDING DOWN

HARRINGTON CABIN— Open Wed through Sat

Adjacent to the Museum, the cabin is filled with items like hand tools, antique appliances, daily diaries, and crochet work that show the lifestyle of hard-working people who homesteaded around Kachemak Bay.

BOTANICAL GARDENS

Stroll through the garden paths in front of the Museum to view over 100 plant species native to the Kenai Peninsula. Watch the changes from summer to fall colors in this peaceful setting.

SEEBIRD CAM IN THE MARINE GALLERY

Courtesy of the Seldovia Native Association

Broadcasting live from Gull Island our SeeBird Camera lets you see and hear seabirds and their youngsters before they take off for the winter.

LOOKING AHEAD

MUSEUM DAVE LIVE! FREE ADMISSION

Saturday, September 28, noon to 5 pm

The Washington, DC based Smithsonian Institution celebrates Museum Day Live! as one way to fulfill its mission  of making cultural education accessible to everyone. The Pratt joins with other museums around the country to offer free admission for the day. Stop by and enjoy our various art, science and cultural exhibits, free of charge—and spread the word!

ONGOING

FISH FEEDINGS

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.

 

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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.

 

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