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Stark Museum of Art
The W.H. Stark House
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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...
November 2019 - January 2020
November 19, 2019
On view November 19, 2019 through January 4, 2020 (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
The artist Charles Marion Russell loved Christmas time. The Stark Museum of Art’s exhibit features a selection of holiday greetings the artist sent to friends. His words and pictures spread good cheer. This encore exhibit includes five holiday cards and one letter fragment that the artist drew, wrote, and…Read more...
November 29, 2019
November 29, 30, December 1st, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, & 21st
After extensive restoration of both exterior and interior spaces, the Nelda C. & H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation is happy to announce the re-opening of The W.H. Stark House for 2019 Holiday Tours. Come and see our newly restored Formal Dining Room, featuring a hand-painted, full ceiling mural by local artist…Read more...
December 3, 2019
Tuesday evenings, December 3, 10 and 17 from 6-8 pm
Do you know suminagashi? You will once you discover the many marbling techniques including traditional ebru, suminagashi and modern shaving cream to create marbled masterpieces! The three night series on December 3, 10 and 17 from 6-8 pm will provide opportunities to marble a variety of papers and different objects.…Read more...
December 7, 2019
December 7, 11-14, 18-21, 2019 (6:00-9:00 p.m.)
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center invites you and your family to stroll through our magically transformed landscapes to enjoy a festive holiday lights experience. Make a Christmas Stroll at Shangri La Gardens a family tradition. Admission is FREE! We encourage visitors to donate nonperishable food items for Orange…Read more...
January 2, 2020
January 2 & 3, 2020 (1-4 p.m.)
Doodle Days is a free event for families and museum visitors to let loose and discover the power of their imagination. The fun is from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the gallery setting and encourages participants to engage with the art and seek inspiration for their own art making.…Read more...
Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 7:30pm
A GLORY TO BEHOLD! THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South has conquered Broadway in an…Read more...
January 3, 2020
Friday, January 3, 2020 (10-11 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…Read more...
January 10, 2020
January 10 & 11, 2020 (10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.)
If you didn’t get a chance to visit in 2019, please join us for a Last Chance Holiday Tour of The W.H. Stark House to finish off the season in January 2020! Tours feature the final days of seasonal decor and include all 3 floors of the main house, which…Read more...