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Sketch Night


Thursday, October 2, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Touch & See Discovery Room, free with museum admission

It's time to kick off another year of Sketch Night! For this evening, we head into outer space, in honor of upcoming exhibit, Eyes on the Universe—opening October 4. We will sketch rocks from space, better known as meteorites, and explore the wonders of ultra-violet light. In addition of course, to the hundreds of plant and wildlife specimens in the Touch & See Discovery Room.

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

2014-15 Sketch Night Themes:

November 6: Rivers
December 4: Forests
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.