UNCORKED 2017

Join the Evansville Museum Contemporaries for our annual UNCORKED 2017 wine tasting event! Grab your passport and complimentary tasting glass and take a tour of wines from around the World. This all-inclusive event hosts a savory collection of local hors d’oeuvres to please your palate, dozens of delightful wines to relish and live entertainment to experience.

UNCORKED 2017 will continue to host a large selection of items available for bidding and select vendors will have items throughout the silent auction, as well as on display for browsing or purchase.

We will continue our special VIP hour, hosted this year by Kruckemeyer & Cohn! A limited number of these tickets will be available. VIP tickets include a special gift bag, wine toast, a show in the Koch Immersive Theater and first in the door for all of the evening’s events.

Bring your friends, everyone 21 years go age or older is welcome! Doors will open 7:00-10:00 p.m., Saturday, March 4th, 2017. VIP guests will be invited to arrive at 5:45 p.m. with the show starting promptly at 6: 00 p.m.

First Thursday Artist: Ray Papka

Raymond Papka has had a life-long love of wood, metal and discarded items. He is entirely self-taught in woodcraft, finishes and metalwork, however, his formal training as a research scientist further utilized and expanded his knowledge of photography, layout and technical skills in turn enhancing his sense of creativity, design, structure, imagination and interpretation.

Opening Reception to be held January 5 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Indiana Masters: Six Decades of Mid-States

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For six decades, the Evansville Museum’s regional competition, the Mid-States, has provided our guests with a unique overview of the development in trends and techniques of artists in the Midwest. This retrospective exhibition, made possible by a generous grant from the John H. Schroeder Endowment Fund, salutes the accomplishments of many of the Indiana artists who participated in the experience. Presented as part of the State of Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration, award-winning works by 32 Hoosier artists in the Mid-States Collection have been selected for inclusion in this exhibition.
Students and faculty members of universities throughout the state have strongly supported the Mid-States. Also well represented with art in the collection are teachers, designers, and studio artists who were born in Evansville and went on to pursue careers elsewhere and many who came to our city to study or establish their lives here.
We congratulate all the Hoosier artists who have participated in the Mid-States Exhibitions and thank the many generous patrons whose gifts have made the acquisition of this important collection possible. As Linda Downs, Head of Education, National Gallery of Art and Mid-States juror in 1992 wrote in her juror’s statement, “The Mid-States Exhibition is an important aesthetic forum where the strongest artistic voices can speak clearly to an eager public.” This retrospective exhibition celebrates those voices and our community’s steadfast commitment to contemporary art.
MARY McNAMEE BOWER
Chief Curator and the Virginia G. Schroeder Curator of Collections

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Rivertown, USA

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The shops of Rivertown, USA provide a glimpse of life in Evansville and the Midwest in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The progression of structures reflect the general growth of many communities. A log cabin represents the type of living quarters constructed by early settlers, while a kitchen and parlor depict a home in a more established community. Other shops illustrate the types of services that were established by entrepreneurs, artisans and professionals to serve a growing population.

For more information about Rivertown, USA or to schedule a tour, please contact the Museum at (812) 426-2406.

Let It Snow

The Museum celebrates the Holiday season with its annual music show through the end of the month! LET IT SNOW is keyed to the music of the season and features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack of LET IT SNOW, which takes place in on the giant screen of Koch Immersive Theater, is visually enhanced with holiday animation and all-dome scenery. The 32-minute program is sure to be a fun and entertaining experience for all ages. Made possible in partnership with Berry Plastics and Shoe Carnival.

Let It Snow

The Museum celebrates the Holiday season with its annual music show through the end of the month!  LET IT SNOW is keyed to the music of the season and features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee and the Trans Siberian Orchestra.  The soundtrack of LET IT SNOW, which takes place in on the giant screen of Koch Immersive Theater, is visually enhanced with holiday animation and all-dome scenery. The 32-minute program is sure to be a fun and entertaining experience for all ages. Made possible in partnership with Berry Plastics and Shoe Carnival.

Let It Snow

The Museum celebrates the Holiday season with its annual music show through the end of the month!  LET IT SNOW is keyed to the music of the season and features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee and the Trans Siberian Orchestra.  The soundtrack of LET IT SNOW, which takes place in on the giant screen of Koch Immersive Theater, is visually enhanced with holiday animation and all-dome scenery. The 32-minute program is sure to be a fun and entertaining experience for all ages. Made possible in partnership with Berry Plastics and Shoe Carnival.

Let It Snow

The Museum celebrates the Holiday season with its annual music show through the end of the month!  LET IT SNOW is keyed to the music of the season and features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee and the Trans Siberian Orchestra.  The soundtrack of LET IT SNOW, which takes place in on the giant screen of Koch Immersive Theater, is visually enhanced with holiday animation and all-dome scenery. The 32-minute program is sure to be a fun and entertaining experience for all ages. Made possible in partnership with Berry Plastics and Shoe Carnival.

Let It Snow

The Museum celebrates the Holiday season with its annual music show through the end of the month!  LET IT SNOW is keyed to the music of the season and features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee and the Trans Siberian Orchestra.  The soundtrack of LET IT SNOW, which takes place in on the giant screen of Koch Immersive Theater, is visually enhanced with holiday animation and all-dome scenery. The 32-minute program is sure to be a fun and entertaining experience for all ages. Made possible in partnership with Berry Plastics and Shoe Carnival.

LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb

 

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The glow of a candle, the rise of the Sun and the illumination of a lamp all bring comfort and warmth to our lives, but there is much more to light than meets the eye. Light is more the simply the illumination of a light bulb or the sun. Light is a key factor in the creation of a successful image. It takes on many forms, many which are largely invisible and undetectable without modern technology. Light allows us to communicate, entertain, explore and understand our world.

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LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb illuminates the myriad of things light can do, and how it plays a critical role in our everyday lives. The exhibition draws from a collection images that originated from a call to the scientific community and to photographers for images which supported the 2015 International Year of Light. Our Evansville Visitors & Convention Bureau Center for History and Science display of Light: Beyond the Bulb includes beautiful images, engaging captions and interactive exhibits that convey some of the amazing things light can do.

 

bio_image77_304Over 30 images are included in the display, each curated to illuminate a broad a range of the electromagnetic spectrum. A visit to the Light: Beyond the Bulb will reveal multidisciplinary connections with physics, optics, earth sciences, astrophysics and art and bring warmth to your soul as only light can during this the coldest of seasons.

 

 

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