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December 2017 - December 2022

December 11, 2017

The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty Exhibition

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…

July 2019 - January 2020

July 13, 2019

Conservation Art: Federal Duck Stamps & Prints

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…

August 2019

August 6, 2019

FULL – Adult Studio Workshop: Intro to Wood Carving

Tuesday evenings, August 6, 13, and 20 (6:00- 9:00 p.m.)
*This program is full. Celebrate our wetlands with guest artist Richard Spinney and the Stark Museum of Art in our Adult Studio Workshop: Intro to Wood Carving.   The three night series on August 6, 13, and 20 from 6-9 pm will provide participants an opportunity to carve a life size canvasback…

August 23, 2019

All Stark Cultural Venues Closed

Friday, August 23, 2019 (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)
All Stark Cultural Venues (Stark Museum of Art, Shangri La Gardens, & The Lutcher Theater) will be closed at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 for an all staff event. We will resume normal business hours Saturday, August 24, 2019.

August 31, 2019

Up Close with Nature – Live animal display

Saturday, Aug. 31, 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’…

September 2019

September 6, 2019

SMA Playdate: Let’s Play with Clay

Friday, September 6, 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…

September 10, 2019

FULLAfterschool Art: Drawing with Linear Perspective (5th-8th grades)

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…

September 14, 2019

FULL – CREATE! Workshop: Paper Embossing

Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Make the ultimate hand-crafted card by embossing them! Register now for our CREATE! Workshop – Paper Embossing on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. All materials are included in the $5 material fee payable when you register online for your space in the workshop. Recommended for ages…

Adult Workshop Series: Container Gardening: Bringing the Garden to your Porch

Saturday, September 14, 2019 – 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Join Cheryl Farmer, Shangri La Garden’s Greenhouse Manager, for a creative container gardening workshop and plant your own ornamental plant combo! You will learn how to choose the correct containers, potting mix, and plants for your gardening success. The workshop fee includes all materials. Shangri La Gardens’ Workshops are designed for…

September 18, 2019

Bird Watching Wednesdays

Select Wednesdays throughout September 18th - October 30th (9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
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 join Environmental Educator, Ellen Rondomanski, to explore birding locations at Shangri La Gardens.…