Free family events at the Muscatine Art Center this June

Muscatine Art Center
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The Muscatine Art Center is a permanent, municipal, non-profit institution. The Muscatine Art Center collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits objects of historical and aesthetic importance for the benefit of present and future generations. In addition, through the use of the permanent collection and special exhibitions, educational programs are provided for all ages that encourage and promote the advancement, understanding, enjoyment and diffusion of knowledge of the visual arts.

Muscatine Living

MUSCATINE, Iowa–The winter months are gone the weather is changing and it’s almost summer! The Muscatine Art Center is delighted to invite families for a couple of free outdoor family events to celebrate the season

On Friday, June 10 at 12:30 p.m., the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company from West Liberty will perform Uncle Rabbit’s Adventures (Las Aventuras de Tio Conejo). Uncle Rabbit’s Adventures combines two trickster tales into one delightful story celebrating the victory of the small but clever rabbit over his larger, wealthier, and more powerful adversary. This story is presented bilingually and features live music. This free performance will be held in the Brad Burns Performing Arts Park (on Mulberry, next to the Muscatine Art Center). Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to enjoy before the performance. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held in the Music Room. Registration is not required. The performance is part of a multi-cultural series funded by a grant from the Mary Jo and Richard Stanley Human Conditions Fund.

Returning this year is the Family Picnic, a family favorite! On Friday, June 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic lunch, and spread out on the Muscatine Art Center lawn. Free ice cream is sponsored by Kent Corporation. Families will also experience the sights and sounds of the historic Tangley calliope, and kids are invited to paint the windows of the outdoor courtyard. “take and make” kits will be available to complete at home. In the studio, attendees can participate in creating parts of the “Tree of Acknowledgement”, a community-based sculpture from artist Nancy Judd, commissioned by the Stanley Center for Peace and Security. Read more about the project at www.muscatineartcenter.org/happenings/events/family-picnic. Registration is not required.

“We are really excited to host these family events coming up in June,” explains Muscatine Art Center Program Coordinator, Katy Loos. “The Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre has always been a great partner, and we are excited to have them back for this bilingual performance. We are also happy to offer another family picnic on our beautiful grounds. It is always a pleasure to see Muscatine families come out for a visit!”

For a full schedule of events, programs, and classes for the month of June and beyond, visit www.muscatineartcenter.org or visit the Muscatine Art Center Facebook page.

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