Tag Archives: IMAS

Dia de los Muertos Festival and Market

Dia de los Muertos Festival and Market

IMAS hosts the Dia de los Muertos Festival and Market Oct. 10. Visitors can play Lotería, create papel picado, make a paper butterfly shadow box, view the altars display, and decorate a traditional sugar skull ($2 per participant). A diverse vendor market will be on site with traditional pieces and handmade goods including art, jewelry, plants, aguas frescas and sweet treats. Community tables include McAllen Public Library and Valley Symphony Orchestra. The McAllen Creative Incubator…

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IMAS Accepting Christmas Tree Forest Entries

Plans are currently underway by the IMAS Guild for this year’s International Museum of Art and Science Christmas Tree Forest. Those organizations wishing to participate should sign up early for the exhibit of 25 Christmas trees. This year’s theme is “Christmas in the Rio Grande Valley.” Inspiration for trees can come from many aspects of Valley life from ranching and sports to history and birding. New this year are the…

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IMAS to Honor City of McAllen at Collage Gala

The International Museum of Art & Science presents its 42nd Collage Annual Gala Aug. 28. The IMAS will be honoring the City of McAllen for its steadfast support of the museum and its mission for 54 years. Each year, the funds raised through Collage help the museum fulfill its mission by presenting a wide range of engaging art and science exhibits. It also presents cultural events and educational programs to all…

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IMAS Expands Hours

IMAS extends hours

The International Museum of Art & Science has expanded its hours for visitors to include Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. The extended hours come just in time for the opening of the new photography exhibit “Stillness” by Carlos Limas on May 8. IMAS’s new hours include Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Sundays hours are 1-5 p.m. The museum closes for cleaning from 1-2 p.m.…

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IMAS Director Elected to TAM Council

Ann Fortescue

Ann Fortescue, president and executive director of the International Museum of Art & Science, has been elected to the Texas Association of Museums as a Councilor-at-Large for a two-year term beginning March 2021. She joins 15 museum leaders from across the state as the governing body for TAM. Representing more than 600 TAM members, the association advances the work of museums in serving communities and professional excellence of museum staff.…

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A Night At The Brew-seum Is Back

The International Museum of Art & Science’s annual fundraiser A Night at the Brew-seum is back this year with multiple in-persona and virtual events. With the main event taking place April 15, other ways to participate include a virtual 5K, a virtual science of beer bread baking event, a beer dinner and Beer & Yoga. This year’s in-person event will feature PODs for guests to participate in the evening. Each…

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Earth Optimism Winter Camp at IMAS

Earth Optimism at IMAS Camp

RGV teens ages 13-18 are invited to participate in Earth Optimism at IMAS Camp Dec. 28-31. Participants will meet like-minded teens, and discuss global conservation and sustainability. They will also create a short video to promote practices for a sustainable future. Participating teens will receive filming equipment, software and laptops to complete their video project. Videos will be entered into a global competition. The in-person camp will take place at…

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Dec. 5 Rings in IMAS Holiday Market

IMAS Holiday Market

The International Museum of Art & Science presents a community Holiday Market Dec. 5. The event helps kick off this year’s annual Christmas Tree Forest. The festive artist and artisan market takes place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. near the west entrance and Welcome Pavilion. The community is invited to support these local artists and artisans and then visit the Christmas Tree Forest and museum exhibitions. In addition to…

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IMAS Celebrates Hubble Anniversary 

Hubble 30 IMAS Banner

On April 24, 2020, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope celebrated the 30th anniversary of its launch aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. In honor of that occasion, a new Hubble image called “Cosmic Reef” was released virtually and will be on display at the International Museum of Art & Science beginning Aug. 7. The IMAS is one of 74 locations across the nation to unveil the Hubble 30th anniversary photo to the…

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