Pratt Museum Weekly News Release: September 19, 2013
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
RITZ 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 programs at the Pratt Museum. This year’s fundraiser theme is Ritz at the Moulin Rouge and the event 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
FACING THE ELEMENTS
Art on the Pratt Museum Forest Trail through the end of September
This outdoor exhibit is part of the forest landscape, and the artwork is completely exposed to the elements. Some pieces stay on the trail year-round.
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.
Stroll through the garden paths in front of the Museum to view over 100 plant species native to the Kenai Peninsula. Watch the plants take on their fall colors in this peaceful setting.
PUFFIN FILM IN THE MARINE GALLERY
Live video broadcasts of nesting seabirds on Gull Island are over for the season. Thanks to the Seldovia Native Association for their support of our Seabird Cam. Museum visitors can now enjoy footage of a puffin pair and their chicks on Gull Island.
FREE ADMISSION FOR MUSEUM DAY LIVE!
Saturday, September 28, noon to 5 pm
The Washington, DC based Smithsonian Institution celebrates Museum Day Live! as a 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 many art, science and cultural exhibits, free of charge!
RITZ ART PREVIEW OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, October 4, from 5-7pm, Special Exhibits Gallery
This exhibit gives visitors a chance to preview the art that will be up for auction at the annual Ritz fundraiser event. The 2013 theme is Ritz at the Moulin Rouge , meant to reflect what’s known as La Belle Epoque, a period characterized by peace and prosperity in Paris when the arts flourished. The Ritz Art Preview Exhibit remains on display through October 30.
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.