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Family Art Day - Earth Day
Apr
23
12:00 PM12:00

Family Art Day - Earth Day

Saturday, April 23 | 12 - 3pm | Cost is $10 per participant, materials included 

Kids, and those young at heart, will explore hands-on art stations, crafts, and live art demos all in celebration of EARTH DAY. Experience the rich talent and diversity of local artists and instructors and explore New Museum Los Gatos, bringing art, innovation, history, and Bay Area Stories to the wide audience of Silicon Valley.

Located at New Museum Los Gatos and the Los Gatos Town Plaza

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Uncovering the Works of Frank Delos Wolfe: Prairie School Architecture Close to Home with Krista Van Laan
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Uncovering the Works of Frank Delos Wolfe: Prairie School Architecture Close to Home with Krista Van Laan

December 10, 2015 | 7pm - 8pm |

FREE with admission | FREE for members

In 1912, San Jose architect Frank Delos Wolfe, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, applied the architectural style of the Midwestern Prairie movement to the California bungalow. The result was something unique to Northern California, an ornate and strikingly modern type of building that suited the California lifestyle and appealed to those who wanted something decidedly different. Most of these beautiful Prairie-style homes, schools, and apartments still exist in Santa Clara County.

Krista Van Laan will draw from her book Frank Delos Wolfe: California Prairie Architecture, which showcases more than 40 of Wolfe's Prairie-style buildings and tells the stories of their fascinating owners, including Lydia and J. Walter Crider of Los Gatos. Wolfe's clients were the pioneers that helped build and influence Santa Clara County in the booming 1910s, and Frank Wolfe was the architect who was able to give them something special. Wolfe was one of the most prolific architects of all time, and Van Laan will touch on the various styles he popularized during his 35-year career, giving special attention to the many Wolfe buildings in Los Gatos.  

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Art on the Fly: Build Your Own Airship with Elizabeth Greer
Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

Art on the Fly: Build Your Own Airship with Elizabeth Greer

Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 1 - 3pm | $15 

Build your own balloon blimp! Inspired by our Giants in the Sky exhibition, children and adults alike can create their own dirigibles. There will also be a demo on motorized airship models featured during the workshop, with kits available to take home. Parents with children welcome. Cost for this workshop: $15 materials fee. Please contact us at 408.354.2646 or at education@numulosgatos.org.

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Our Place in Space: A Panel Discussion About the Future of Space Settlements
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Our Place in Space: A Panel Discussion About the Future of Space Settlements

Free with admission! 

Join us for a lively conversation about the future of space settlements! What are scientists working on today to create space habitats and settle the next frontier? 

We are honored to present a panel of scientists from NASA Ames Research Center to discuss these topics, answer questions and share their latest findings with the community.

Panelists: Sid Sun, Chief of the Space Biosciences Division NASA Ames Research Center; Dr. Ann-Sofie Schreurs, NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellow; Lynn D. Harper, Lead of Integrative Studies for both the Emerging Commercial Space Office and NASA Ames Research Center Space Portal; Al Globus NASA Ames Scientist and Founder/Manager of the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest.

Panel Moderator: Alexandra Hall, Principal, Sodor Space Agency LLC.

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Playhouse Build with Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley
Sep
19
10:30 AM10:30

Playhouse Build with Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley

Saturday, September 19, 2015 | 10:30am - 4pm

NUMU is collaborating with Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley to host a playhouse build this coming September. The Playhouse Program provides underprivileged children with a place of their own. Volunteers build a fully functional playhouse, where they construct the walls, door, windows, trim, the roof, and paint the structure. The playhouses are then donated to community charities that serve children, or directly to the families themselves. NUMU will have 10-15 volunteers from the local high schools and our local National Charity League chapter building each playhouse under Habitat for Humanity's direction and supervision. 

This Playhouse Build was made possible by the contributions of our generous sponsor:

Jeff Barnett of Alain Pinel Realtors Los Gatos

More information on their Playhouse Project is available at: http://www.habitatebsv.org/cwp/playhouse-program.

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Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

art:inFocus Speaker Series | "Provenance: Possessing Art" by Lynn Federle Orr

Provenance traces the history of an artwork’s travels from artist’s studio through the hands of subsequent owners. Museum curators, collectors, dealers, art and cultural historians, attorneys–and even some novelists—track the fascinating story of ‘how things got where.’

Museum professional Dr. Lynn Federle Orr shares insights about the role of Provenance in the Art World. At times straightforward, at others tinged with the drama of war or the hype of celebrity, the study of art ownership more importantly opens a window onto larger social issues: shifting fashions in style, political power struggles, cultural identity, and the meaning and purpose of museums themselves. From conventional inheritance, to the excitement of the saleroom, to WWII Repatriations, to the vexing questions of antiquities, Dr. Orr explores the facts, controversies, and ethics in the world of Provenance.

As Curator-in-Charge of European Art, Lynn Orr oversaw the Legion of Honor’s permanent collection and galleries. Dr. Orr also served on the NEA’s Domestic Indemnification Program advisory panel. With a University of California Ph.D., she has lectured and published widely on the 17th and 19th centuries. Recent exhibitions include ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis (2013); The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde (2012); and back-to-back exhibitions from the Musée d’Orsay (2010-11).  In 2013-14, she taught at Stanford University (Continuing Studies Program), the University of San Francisco (Department of Art and Architecture), and University of California, Santa Cruz (Department of History of Art and Visual Culture).

Admission: $15 for non-members, $10 for members, and Free for members at the $500 level and above. Talk begins at 7:00pm. 

Art:inFOCUS Lecture Orr
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Variety of Robotic Creations Class with Learn to Discover
Sep
17
3:30 PM15:30

Variety of Robotic Creations Class with Learn to Discover

Thursdays, September 17 - November 19, 2015 | 3:30 - 4:30pm | $250

Build and program a variety of "smaller" LEGO ® creations, to jumpstart your imagination. These are not just robots! You will build and program a spider, a roller coaster, a remote control vehicle, and more. Taught by Elizabeth Greer. 

Thursdays, September 17 - November 19. Space is limited and reservations are required. Pre-registration, limited to 10 students, ages 7 and up. Cost for this workshop: $250.00 for the entire ten week course. Supplies and admission to NUMU are included in the workshop fee. To make your reservation, please fill out the registration form below, or contact the NUMU administrative offices at 408-354-2646.

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Introduction to Screen Printing with Yoni Asega
Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Screen Printing with Yoni Asega

Saturday, September 12, 2015 | 1-3pm | $20 materials fee

This workshop will explore the basics of screen printing,  a process derived from stencil printing. We will go over screen printing basics, history, screen printed monotypes and will cover two stencil making methods: photo emulsion and hand cut stencil.

If you choose to do a hand cut stencil it would be best to have your design cut out and ready to print in order to take full advantage of printing time. Best materials for hand cut stencils are: contact paper, thin plastic transparency paper, wax paper, or laminate copy paper. Alternatively, if you want to print a larger edition (10+ prints of the same image) I can burn your image on a screen using photo emulsion for an additional $20 fee. Files should be emailed to asega.jonathan@gmail.com no later than August 29th.  Acceptable files are .tiff , .Ai or .PSD.  If you don’t want to make a design but would still like to take the class there will be a few designs that you can choose from.

Water based inks will be provided in this workshop as well as newsprint for everyone to print on. You can also bring your own materials such as t-shirts, higher quality paper, etc. This course is suitable for beginners and for those looking for a refresher. If you have any questions, please contact us at 408.354.2646 or at education@numulosgatos.com. Cost for this workshop: $20 materials fee. 

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A Conversation with Leonardo Cuervo, exhibiting artist: Eye for Sound: See Music, Hear Art
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

A Conversation with Leonardo Cuervo, exhibiting artist: Eye for Sound: See Music, Hear Art

Free with admission!

Leonardo Cuervo is a Fantastic Realism painter interested in exploring the human figure and bringing out its unsettling side. As reflected in his 2014 solo show In Fabula at the Garboushian Gallery in Los Angeles, Cuervo's work is 'infused with all things fantastical and esoteric, leaving the reality of society and exploring the unreal world in our imagination'. He started as an engraving student at the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, in Havana, Cuba, but was immediately drawn to traditional oil painting techniques. 

In Havana, Cuervo presented solo shows in prestigious institutions like the Gallery Palace of Limbillo, the Wallonia Cultural Center, both in Havana Historical Center, and the Gallery Pequeno Espacio of the National Council of VIsual Arts and participated in collective exhibitions at institutions like the Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba, and the Blue Circle Gallery, Chicago, USA. 

His early work, influenced by the culture developed during the XIV and XVII centuries, led him to present solo exhibitions at the Contrast-Gallery and the Galerie Yannick David, in Brussels, Belgium. Cuervo's origins as engraver motivated him to also embrace pencil drawing as a complete form of expression. His graphite work was recently selected for the 2014 collective show PaperWorks II at the Upstream Gallery in Hasting-on-Hudson, New York. Cuervo lives and paints in California since 2012. 

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Intro to Robotics with Learn to Discover
Aug
22
10:30 AM10:30

Intro to Robotics with Learn to Discover

Students will learn to build and program a LEGO NXT Mindstorms Robot. They will be introduced to programming and engineering concepts and techniques. Taught by Shelly Laschkewitsch.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Pre-registration, limited to 10 students (working in teams of 2 per computer), ages 6 and up. Cost for this workshop: Free. Supplies and admission to NUMU are included. To make your reservation, please contact the NUMU administrative offices at 408-354-2646. 

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So...You Wanna Be an Art-O-Mat Artist?
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

So...You Wanna Be an Art-O-Mat Artist?

Join Art O Mat creator, Clark Whittington, in an informal conversation and demo on how to be a part of one of the most creative Artist Collectives around... Art-o-mat® - Don't Go 'Round Artless! Art-o-mat® machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. NUMU's Art-o-mat sells art everyday! There are around 400 contributing artists from 10 different countries currently involved in the Art-o-mat® project. And they are always searching for fresh work! This event is FREE!

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"Come Take a Ride on the Hindenburg" presented by Cheryl Ganz, Curator Emeritus of The Smithsonian Philately Museum
Aug
1
2:00 PM14:00

"Come Take a Ride on the Hindenburg" presented by Cheryl Ganz, Curator Emeritus of The Smithsonian Philately Museum

On May 6, 1937, Hindenburg burst into flames. The world’s largest zeppelin was totally destroyed in only thirty-four seconds. The iconic footage of the first major air disaster caught on film is seared into our memories along with Herb Morison’s famous words “Oh the Humanity.” But Hindenburg’s legacy is more than its disastrous end. Learn about life aboard the famous zeppelin and imagine yourself enjoying a transatlantic voyage during the heyday of airship travel.

Cheryl R. Ganz is a Smithsonian Institution Curator Emerita following her retirement as the Chief Curator of Philately at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and as lead curator of the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, the world's largest postage stamp gallery. She currently serves on the USPS Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee, the committee that selects subjects and approves designs for U.S. postage stamps. She specializes in zeppelin memorabilia and mail worldwide, especially from U.S. airships, the 1933 Graf Zeppelin Chicago flight, and Hindenburg. Ganz earned a PhD in U.S. history from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her publications include Pots of Promise: Mexicans and Pottery at Hull-House, 1920-40; The 1933 Chicago World's Fair: A Century of Progress; Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression; Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic; Pacific Exchange: China & U.S. Mail; and Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection. 

Admission is $15.00 for nonmembers, $10.00 for members. Talk begins at 2:00pm.

Cheryl Ganz Lecture August 1st
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Jul
25
10:30 AM10:30

Intro to Animation with Learn to Discover

 Courtesy of Learn to Discover. 

Courtesy of Learn to Discover. 

Students will learn how to animate by using the Scratch programming language, developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They will be introduced to animation concepts and techniques. Taught by Shelly Laschkewitsch. 

Space is limited and reservations are required. Pre-registration, limited to 10 students (working in teams of 2 per computer), ages 6 and up. Cost for this workshop: Free. Supplies and admission to NUMU are included. To make your reservation, please contact the NUMU administrative offices at 408-354-2646.

Please make sure to register for this program with the form below. 

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Apr
16
to May 10

Annual Juried High School Exhibition

In this fourth annual county-wide competition, New Museum Los Gatos asks Santa Clara County students to visually communicate their ideas and thoughts about this year's theme, BRIDGES" Facing Challenges. 

Student artists will gain real-world experience presenting their work in a competitive environment and exhibiting in a museum setting. A jury of three university-level artist-educators will select works to be included in the exhibition. 

 

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Dec
7
9:00 AM09:00

Family Art Day

Family Art Day: Flowers in Bronze
Join us for an afternoon of hands-on art activities for the whole family! The event is inspired by our current exhibition, The Manresa Seasons, featuring sculptor David Kimball Anderson’s bronze still lifes. Drawing from the Japanese tradition of flower arrangement, Ikebana, and Pacific Northwest artist Morris Graves’ painted still lifes, Anderson combines these mediums in his constructed still-life sculptures. Children and their families will be able to come and create their own constructed still-life sculptures, using a variety of art media.

$10 non-members, free for members

At the Art Museum | 4 Tait Avenue | 408.354.2646

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