The International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) will be hosting Art Bash on Thursday, February 6, from 3 to 8 p.m. to continue its Family Fun Night series on the first Thursday of every month.
Visitors can celebrate different forms of art at the IMAS including spirograph art, Surrealism, Mexican folk art, and music. A special performance by Musical Living Academy students will take place at 5 p.m. Guided tours in the galleries and outdoor sculpture areas will be provided throughout the evening. Recently opened exhibits include Cosmic Connections: The Metaphysical Practice of Kirk Clark and light sculptures from Jinju, South Korea.
At 6 p.m. UTRGV philosophy professor Dr. Remei Capdevila Werning will present a talk entitled “The Impossible Question - What is Art?” The IMAS has partnered with UTRGV’s Department of Philosophy to present Philosophy for Everyone talks, an ongoing series of philosophy lectures at the museum for a broad audience.
The IMAS is hosting special giant light sculptures on museum grounds for visitors to view during the month of February. The City of Jinju, South Korea, has loaned these sculptures to the IMAS following their special appearances in the McAllen Holiday Parade and at the McAllen Convention Center. This collaboration bridges both communities through festivals and cultural events such as the IMAS Art Bash on February 6 and Lunar New Year Festival on February 8.
International dignitaries including Mr. Jung Jae Min, Vice Mayor of Jinju toured the IMAS in early December to see first-hand the site for this art form and the treasures of the museum’s Mexican and Latin American Folk-Art Exhibit and experience a taste of South Texas arts and culture.
Visit theimasonline.org or fb.com/imasmcallen for the full event program. The Art Bash is included in cost of General Admission and free for IMAS Members. WIC and EBT cardholders can visit the museum for $1 per person.
The museum is located at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Nolana Avenue at 1900 W. Nolana in McAllen. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. On the first Thursday of each month, IMAS is open until 8 p.m. Visit theimasonline.org or call (956) 681-2800 for more information.