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WittE-Newsletter April
Witte Museum

April, 2010

Dinosaurs rule! If the long lines and traffic have kept you away from the Witte during the first few weeks of Dinosaurs Unearthed, then you might want to plan a visit now, as things should simmer down to a roar in April. It's a great time to be a Witte member, too; so you can bring the family back as many times as they like and to the front of the line. There is something new to see and learn about at each visit.

Events & Programs:
Dino-mite Family Day
Sunday | April 4, 2010 |
1 - 4 p.m.

Join us for this fun-filled Science Family Day celebrating the world of dinosaurs. Spend the afternoon investigating dinosaur tracks and fossils. Bring the entire family to participate in a dinosaur dig and other hands-on activities that highlight these fascinating creatures of long ago. Call 210.357.1910 for more information.

Events & Programs

Dinosaur George: Unveiling the Feathered Dinosaur
Thursday | April 8, 2010 |
6 - 8 p.m.

Join "Dinosaur George" Blasing, a self-taught paleontologist and animal behaviorist with more than 35 years of study and research, for an exciting discussion on the latest discoveries in the dinosaur world. Read more...
Events & Programs
Engaging the Environment
Saturday | April 10, 2010
Join the Witte Museum in celebrating National Environmental Education Week.

Fun with Fish |
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Reservations required; please call 210.357.1910

In Touch with Nature | 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bring cleaned recycled paper or plastic material to create a collaborative sculpture.
Events & Programs
Sunday Jazz at the Witte: Henry Brun & the Latin Playerz
Sunday | April 11, 2010 |
4 - 7 p.m.

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and relax in the Witte courtyard to the dynamic sounds of Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz. Read more...
Events & Programs
Jazz Meets Classical XVIII
Tuesday | April 13, 2010 |
6:30 p.m.

Musical Offerings' blockbuster series, Jazz Meets Classical, is a unique collaboration between jazz and classical musicians in San Antonio. Read more...
Events & Programs

A Royal Garden Members' Opening
Wednesday | April 14, 2010 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Celebrate this San Antonio tradition, preview the gowns in this year's exhibition and enjoy festive entertainment and delicious treats. The Witte's 2010 Fiesta exhibition showcases gowns from several courts of the Order of the Alamo Coronations, inspired by elements found in the gardens including flowers, trees, small creatures and fountains. Members only call 210.357.1910
for reservations.

Events & Programs

Earth Day at the Witte: Creative Crayons
Saturday | April 24, 2010 |
1 - 4 p.m.

Wait! Don't throw out those broken crayons! Remove the paper wrappers and bring all your pieces to the Witte Museum where you will make new crayons and enjoy the afternoon coloring river landscapes, Fiesta fashions, dinos and more! Call 210.357.1910 for more information.

Events & Programs

Rock Art of the Canyon Lands
Wednesday | April 28, 2010 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Join Dr. Carolyn Boyd, Director of the SHUMLA School, for an in-depth look at this unique cultural legacy and the need to preserve this resource for future generations. Read more...
Museum News:

Witte Museum Receives Major Gift from H-E-B

The Witte Museum is the proud recipient of a $1 million gift from H-E-B that will ensure the important transformation of the H-E-B Science Treehouse into the H-E-B Body Adventure-an interactive health and wellness center focusing on the body and living a healthy lifestyle.

The Witte Museum is grateful to H-E-B for their generosity and commitment to educating the community on the importance of healthy living; and the Witte thanks
H-E-B for stepping forward with the lead gift for the $3.5 million project.

For more information on how you can become involved, contact Heather Welder Russo, Director of Major Gifts, at 210.357.1851.




Spring 2010



Spring 2010 Member Newsletter
Exhibitions:

A Royal Garden
Opens April 15, 2010 | Betty Coates Textile Gallery

Table of Contents: Portraits and Stories of Hunger and Resilience
Now through April 4, 2010 | Piper Memorial Wing

Don Yena: Painting the South Texas History
Now through June 6, 2010 | Focus Gallery

Dinosaurs Unearthed
Now through September 6, 2010 | Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery



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