Programs for Adults

Spring 2016 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Course
(for adults 50+)

The Science of Museum Collections
Session II + add-on:  April 4-29 + May 2-6 (5 meetings)
Wednesdays 3-4:30pm

Enjoy a museum sampler! Discover collections and the science behind them. Explore a new subject each week. Curators and collections managers will share interesting facts about specimens they are charged with collecting, cataloging, conserving, and researching. Featured this session will be insects, plants, art, archaeology, and mammals. Included will be tours of the UA Museum of the North collections and laboratory spaces plus hands-on activities presented by museum education. 

Registration required. Register via OLLI. Registration opens February 16, 2016.

 Past Offerings
Explore the theme of your choice and experiment with color, texture and material. No previous experience necessary.
Enjoy dessert and hot drinks. See collections. Create your own works of art with professional instruction.

Inspired by the museum’s natural history collections, explore naturalist drawings and make your own copper plate print.

Instructor: Karinna Gomez, Curatorial Assistant of Fine Arts, UAMN
When: Monday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 12, 6-8pm
Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab
Cost: $100 (non-members) / $90 (members)* 

*Includes art instructor, superior art materials, light refreshments and access to the museum.
For a better experience, group size is limited to 10 participants.

Explore abstract art through different techniques inspired by the museum's special exhibit: VOGEL 50x50.
Create your own collage on wood panels an try color wash painting.

Instructor: Mareca Guthrie, Curator of Fine Arts, UAMN
When: Monday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 29, 6-8pm
Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab
Cost: $100 (non-members) / $90 (members)*    

Images: JA#25, S.Antonakos (left. Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2008.281) ; Specimens & copperplate by K.Gomez.

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