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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 10, 2019
Tuesday evenings, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1 (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
Get ready to learn about perspective! During this four-week class, students in 5th-8th grade will have the opportunity to learn how to use linear perspective to create realistic interior and outdoor drawings with graphite. Each week students will sharpen their skills with the use of one point perspective, and the…Read more...
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...
September 28, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019 (10-11 a.m.)
**Get on our waitlist!** Have you ever wondered where rain comes from? Join us as we explore the incredible journey of H²O in the water cycle. Participants will play a game of chance and discover their own pathway through the water cycle. We will make-and-take a rain stick to enjoy…Read more...
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 (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 4, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019 (10:00-11:00 a.m.)
Get ready to explore art-making at SMA Playdate! Little artists and their grown-ups will enjoy a special story and art-inspired play before creating their own original masterpiece in our art studio. Free admission. Engage in hands-on learning opportunities, including storytelling, imaginative play, and art making with an emphasis on building…Read more...
October 5, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019 (10-11 a.m.)
**Get on our waitlist!** Bring the family as we read the story Deep in the Swamp by Donna M. Bateman. Afterward, try playing the “Are you my mother?” matching game to test your Swamp Baby knowledge! Before you leave, we will investigate the garden to see if we can find…Read more...
Saturday, October 5, 2019 (2:00-4:00 p.m.)
Join the Stark Museum of Art for a special screening of the award-winning documentary film, The Million Dollar Duck, on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This one-hour documentary takes a close look at what it means to compete in the Federal Duck Stamp Contest. Whether you…Read more...
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
MUSIC IS MY REFUGE AND MY MEDICINE! A.J. Croce performs a special night of music featuring a complete set of classics by his late father Jim Croce, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both him and his father. This nostalgic show features such timeless songs as “Operator,”…Read more...