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Sketch Night


Sketch Night: Glasslands
Thursday, February 5, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Free with museum admission

Our theme for the evening is grasslands, from the prairie to the savannas to pampas, we will have specimens representing these oceans of grass. Our guest artist for the evening will be Paul Damon, who specializes in painting landscapes in oil and watercolor. His focus is the understanding that many landscapes are the result of human intervention.

If you have questions about Sketch Night, contact exhibits coordinator Jennifer Menken,


2014-15 Sketch Night Themes:

January 8: Deserts
February 5: Grasslands
March 5: Taxidermy
April 2: Exhibit Design
May 7: Dioramas

Sketch Night is an informal sketching evening where accomplished illustrators, casual hobbyists and budding artists can gather to draw a variety of themed specimens from the Bell Museum's extensive collections. It's a rare opportunity to interact with many of these items that are often tucked away safely in the Bell's vaults!

Often, the evening also includes demonstrations from special guest artists. In addition to items representing the monthly theme, participants are welcome to sketch anything else in the museum that intrigues or inspires. Bring your utensils, let the inspiration flow and have fun!





Support for Sketch Night is provided by Wet Paint, an independently owned art supply shop in Saint Paul.