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Luminara at the Witte tomorrow!
Press Release

March, 2009

FREE General Admission | 400 FREE Genome Tickets 

Two FREE Magic Lantern Shows

March 14, 2009


SAN ANTONIO—In celebration of Luminaria—Arts Night in San Antonio, the Witte Museum is offering FREE general admission to all from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on March 14.

Did you know unwound DNA in a single human’s cells would stretch to the sun and back 400 times? The Witte is also offering 400 free tickets to the current exhibition, Genome: The Secret of How Life Works, on March 14 only, on a first-come, first-served, timed-ticket basis. (Limit of 4 tickets per person) Free tickets will be available beginning at 9 a.m. on March 14.

In addition, two free special Magic Lantern Shows will be performed by magic lantern expert Jack Judson at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Using a double magic lantern from the 1880s, Judson will give a demonstration projecting original images painted on glass from the same time period. Magic lantern shows were enjoyed around the world for more than 300 years, but are not often seen today.

For more information call 210.357.1910 or visit

Now in its second year, Luminaria—Arts Night in San Antonio provides visitors and residents with a unique opportunity to revel in the city’s wealth of traditional and innovative cultural expression presented on stages, in theaters, galleries, museums and on the streets of San Antonio.


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