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Stark Museum of Art
The W.H. Stark House
Shangri La Gardens
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December 2017 - December 2022
December 11, 2017
Now on view
The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty is on view at the Stark Museum of Art, based on the award-winning book of the same title. Historic photos tell the story of the families’ struggles and success in the piney woods. Land was cheap, but they borrowed money to buy it. Fires…Read more...
July 2019 - January 2020
July 13, 2019
July 13, 2019 - January 4, 2020 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
The Stark Museum of Art is bringing the great outdoors inside with Conservation Art: Federal Duck Stamps & Prints. Started in 1934, the Federal Duck Stamp program links hunting with conservation. Sales of stamps support wildlife habitat. Choosing artists to design the stamps added visual drama. Artists’ prints…Read more...
September 2019 - October 2019
September 18, 2019
Select Wednesdays throughout September 18th - October 30th (9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
Calling all nature photographers and bird enthusiasts! Join us for Bird Watching Wednesdays! Want to learn about the birds that call Shangri La Gardens home? Join us to see the wonderful variety of resident and migratory birds the Gardens has to offer! Birders of all skill levels are invited to…Read more...
October 2019 - November 2019
October 8, 2019
Oct. 8 - Nov. 2, 2019 (9am - 5pm)
Shangri La Garden’s 10th Annual Scarecrow Festival is back and more festive than ever! This year’s festival takes place from October 8 through November 2, 2019 and features dozens of unique scarecrow designs, fall flowering displays, thousands of pumpkins, and autumn decorations displayed throughout Shangri La Gardens. Created by talented people…Read more...
October 19, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019 (10-11 a.m.)
**Get on our waitlist!** Join us the day before our annual symphony to listen to nature’s version of this musical event. We will listen for the beautiful tones made by the wildlife in the gardens and read a story based on the rhythm of the bayou. Participants will build their own…Read more...
October 20, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:00pm
We regret to announce that the weather conditions of this week force us to move our concert at Shangri La Gardens to the designated rain site of The Lutcher Theater. In the true spirit of this great collaboration, our team is working together to make this experience as comparable as possible.…Read more...
October 25, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019 (12-1 p.m.)
Join The W.H. Stark House Interpretation & Programming Manager, Joshua Cole, for a free lunchtime lecture on the story of the 18th Amendment – which banned the sale, production, and transportation of “intoxicating liquors” – and the Volstead Act created to enforce it. Texans played a major role in the…Read more...
October 26, 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019 (10-11 a.m.)
There are invaders trying to take over the gardens! Bring the family as we go on a mission to identify some of the invasive species found at Shangri La Gardens. We will go on a scavenger hunt to discover where these species like to lurk, and then learn about…Read more...
Saturday, October. 26, 2016 (11am - 2pm)
Join us one Saturday a month for a come-and-go live animal presentation called Up Close with Nature (March – October) from 11am – 2pm as our Wildlife Curator, Robert Morgan, features one or more live animals that call Shangri La home. During this exciting & informative drop-by program, you will ‘meet’…Read more...
October 29, 2019
Tuesday evenings, October 29, November 5, 12, and 19 (4:30- 5:30 p.m.)
Learn how to create realistic charcoal drawings during this four-week class for students in 9th – 12th grades. Students will work with compressed and vine charcoal while learning techniques to create realistic renderings. The class will culminate with a matted 11 x 14 drawing that students will be…Read more...