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February 23, 2017
4:00 p.m. - Reading the Easel Book Club.  If you love reading and art, you’ll want to be part of an always lively conversation about books about the world of art.  This month’s selection poses a fascinating connection between artistic creativity and evolutionary science.  In The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution, philosopher Denis Dutton argues that the desire for and response to art is innate, and shares universal traits tied to evolutionary development.  Light refreshments will be served.  This program is free to Members and $10 for Non-Members.  For more information or to register please call Elisabeth Sommer, Museum Education Curator at (915) 212-3056.

February 23, 2017
6:00 p.m. - Texas Tech Architecture Lecture Series - Rafael Beneytez Duran, AZ4Z4.  Rafael is an Architect who graduated from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid. He worked for the architect Rafael Moneo as Project Architect from 1999 to 2007, and he has been managing the Architecture Office and Narrative Agency z4z4 in Madrid since 2006. He is currently an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, and he recently completed his PhD in Madrid. His theoretical and built work has been widely published and he has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions such as La Biennale di Venezia 2014 in the Spanish Pavilion with Iñaki Ábalos.  Free.

February 23, 2017
7:00 p.m. - UTEP Focus Talk.   The new season of Focus Talks kicks off this month.  Join us for this series of informal gallery talks by UTEP students as they share their insights on an artwork that intrigued them.  Free.

March 2, 2017
5:30 p.m.
- Process and Poetry: The Graphics of Kim and Therese Bauer public open house reception.

March 9, 2017
6:00 p.m.
- Texas Tech Architecture Lecture Series.  Raveevarn Choksombatchai, VeeV Design.  A former partner with Loom, the highly recognized Bay Area award winning firm, Raveevarn created VeeV in 2005 as a collaborative design practice. Raveevarn began her design education in Bangkok, Thailand and continued with graduate studies in both architecture and landscape architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley at the College of Environmental Design.  Free.  

March 9, 2017
7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- UTEP Focus Talks. Join us for this series of informal gallery talks by UTEP students.  At 7:00 Alyssa Velasquez will share her insights on Pietro Rotari’s two paintings, Girl in a Red Dress and Girl in a Blue Dress.  At 7:30 Yesi Gonzales will explore Lambert Sustris’ The Education of Cupid.  Get a fresh take on some old works from a new generation of students.  

March 11, 2017
9:00 a.m.
- OKU / READ opens to the public in the Peter and Margaret de Wetter Gallery.  Free.

March 11, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Family Workshop.  Discover various collage techniques using layering and image transfers with teaching artist Cynthia Evans.  Inspired by Process and Poetry: The Graphics of Kim and Therese Bauer. This workshop is free and open to the public.

March 11, 2017
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
- 3 Artworks in 30 Minutes.  Join Education Curator, Dr. Elisabeth Sommer for a short tour that takes its time with art.  This month the tour will focus on Poetry and Process: The Graphics of Kim and Therese Bauer, an exhibition of subtly fascinating prints that greatly benefit from close looking.

March 11, 2017
2:00 p.m.
- Opening reception of OKU / READ with talk by the artist, Beliz Iistay.  Hosed by the EPMA Young Associates.

March 14 - 17, 2017
Spring Camps.
Camp Fee: $60 - Members; $75 - Non-Members.  Ceramic Camp Fee: $75 - Members; $86 - Non-Members.  9:30 AM – 12 PM and 1 – 3:30 PM.  Ages 6-8 Cartoon Characters and Comics, Ceramic Tableware, Paint Your Hero, and Printmaking Party.  Ages 9-12 Ceramic Tableware, Explore Photography, and Manga Drawing and Comics.  For more information and or to register please call David Hernandez, Museum School Coordinator at (915) 212-3062.

March 21, 2017
10:00 a.m.
- Impressions.  Impressions is an early stage social engagement program in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, offering an opportunity to visually engage with art. During the session, participants view and discuss select works of art in a group conversation facilitated by docents and museum staff. Group size is limited to 15 people. Care partners remain with their loved ones at all times. Pre-screening is required. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

March 23, 2017
7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- UTEP Focus Talks.  Join us for this series of informal gallery talks by UTEP students.  At 7:00 Alberto Fuentes will explore an often overlooked painting, Domenic Fiasella’s Joseph’s Brothers Bringing his Bloody Coat, then at 7:30 Paloma Martinez will give her personal take on a beloved piece, Canaletto’s View of the Molo.  

March 25, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Kidspalooza.  Create your own masterpiece.  Families explore collage techniques used by artists featured in The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper.  Be sure to pick up an activity guide or scavenger hunt to lead you through an adventure through the museum galleries. These activities are free and open to the public.

March 25, 2017
2:00 p.m.
- Texas Tech Architecture Film Series.  6 European Architects, 59 minutes.  A look at the works of Jacques Herzog, Eduardo Suoto de Moura, Hans Kollhoff, Kristian Gullichsen, Jean Nouvel and Antonio Cruz.  Free.

March 30, 2017
6:00 p.m.
- Texas Tech Architecture Lecture Series.  Margaret Crawford.  Dr. Margaret Crawford serves as Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, where her focus is on the relationship between people and urban spaces.  She received her PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA, and is a leader in the field of Everyday Urbanism, a movement that advocates for putting the needs of daily life at the center of urban theory and design.  Most recently, she received a Fulbright Senior Scholar research fellowship to support her work on urban villages in China.  Free.

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