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Witte Museum Newsletter
Witte Museum

February, 2010

WittE-Newsletter

This is your last chance to see Circus Folk: Secrets Behind the Big Top. It closes February 14. Don’t let this fresh look at the Hertzberg Circus Collection get away without seeing it. Check this e-Newsletter and our web calendar at www.wittemuseum.org for all other offerings and more details. And make plans to see Dinosaurs Unearthed. The most advanced dino exhibit you’ve ever seen opens March 6. See you at the Witte!

Events & Programs

Artist Talk in the Gallery
by Michael Nye
Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 2 p.m.

Join artist Michael Nye for an in-depth discussion of the creative process and a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibition Table of Contents: Portraits and Stories of Hunger and Resilience. Included with museum admission.

Jolly Joeys in Clown Alley
Saturday | February 13, 2010 | 1-3 p.m.

Clown performances, face painting and balloon animals! Step right up and learn all about clowns and their role in the circus through this interactive area designed for the entire family, Clown Alley, in the exhibition Circus Folk: Secrets Behind the Big Top. Visitors can discover circus lingo and fun facts about the circus; leave comments on what they would be if joining the circus; and go behind the make-up to learn how and why clowns choose their "face." Included with exhibit surcharge.

Food Insecurity:
The Hunger Epidemic
Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 6 p.m.

Last year, 49 million Americans lacked consistent access to adequate food; hunger in this country is of epidemic proportions. Join with a panel of community and social service providers and public health specialists to discuss how we can address the growing problem of food insecurity in San Antonio. Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Table of Contents: Portraits and Stories of Hunger and Resilience. Admission is $5 for museum members and students; and $10 for adults. Admission is free to all Lone Star Card holders.

Build It! Science Family Day
Saturday | February 20, 2010 | 1-4 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled Science Family Day celebrating National Engineers Week. Enjoy live demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities for the entire family. Included with museum admission.

Call 210.357.1910 for more information.

Witte Society Phone-a-thon
Tuesday - Thursday | February 23 - 25, 2010

Mark your calendars! It is that time of the year again when members of the Witte Society reach out to other museum members for the annual Phone-a-thon. Please answer the call when the Witte Society member call to ask for your support. The funds raised this year will add even more fun and adventure to the new exhibition Dinosaurs Unearthed! With your help we will add an interactive "dino dig" area in the exhibition for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to speaking with you.

Witte's Circus Folk exhibit makes the cover of Museum Magazine!

It's easy to go to the circus, gawk at the bearded ladies, giants and clowns, and go home. But the exhibition Circus Folk: Secrets Behind the Big Top shows what life was like for these performers when the crowds had left the tent.

The exhibition explores the physical demands, life on the road and the lifelong bonds forged in these traveling villages. Circus art and artifacts, such as a pair of well-worn, oversized clown shoes, are also on display.

Now all we need is some cotton candy and popcorn.

Now through Valentine's Day 2010.


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Exhibitions

Dinosaurs Unearthed
Opens March 6, 2010 | Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery

Colors on Clay: Pottery of San Antonio
Now through March 21, 2010 | Betty Coates Textile Gallery

Table of Contents: Portraits and Stories of Hunger and Resilience
Now through April 4, 2010 | Piper Memorial Wing

Don Yena: Painting the South Texas History
Now through June 6, 2010 | Focus Gallery
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*Bring in a canned good to donate to the San Antonio Food Bank and receive $1 off general admission. Limit one discount per person.

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Spring 2010 Member Newsletter


Opening March 6th Dinosaurs Unearthed
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Sign up today for the Spring Break Adventure Club!

March 15 - 19, 2010 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Day camp for children in grades 1-2 and 3-5


Explore the world of dinosaurs in the exhibit Dinosaurs Unearthed by becoming an amateur paleontologist. Create your own fossil, turn yourself into a dinosaur in "Designasaur" and go on a dinosaur dig. Cost is $180 per week for museum members and $230 per week for non-members.

Call 210.357.1910 to make reservations or for more information

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