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After Hours: Moonlit Memories
Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Enjoy a night at the museum. Tonight, we are open until 10pm to give you a chance to the the stunning Museum of the Moon as the sun sets, when it glows even brighter in Horizon Hall.
Whether you’re sketching, photographing, painting, or coloring, let lunar-inspiration be your guide as you curate your evening from a host of activities, including a show in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, a Moon tour, or a special writing workshop.
Activities free with gallery admission. Planetarium ticket fees apply.
Special Guest: Erin Sharkey
Bell Museum resident artist and poet Erin Sharkey will lead an open writing workshop to reflect on experiences on Earth’s Moon and nature at night.
Participants will leave with a new piece of writing and a reminder to look up. The workshop is open to all, no experience necessary. Bring your writing implement of choice.
Erin is a poet, essayist, producer, educator, and community organizer who spent a decade working on an urban farm. She is using her Bell residency to explore a new “Farmer’s Almanac” for the modern urban farmer. In addition, Erin’s ongoing research into unpublished WPA-sponsored narratives by ex-slaves is inspiring new works that imagine community vegetable gardens as locations of autonomy and connection to nature and culture.
6:30, 7:30, or 8:30 pm
Join a short, guided tour of Moon geography, geology, and important landmarks in history at the Museum of the Moon.
6:00pm Space Mission Update
7:00pm Minnesota Night Sky
8:00 pm Phantom of the Universe
Advance tickets for planetarium shows are available up to three weeks ahead of time via the link above. If you are a current Bell member, please log in first, to receive your discounted tickets.