Watkins Museum Commemorates Earth Day at Final Friday Event
- Friday, April 26, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St., Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
On Friday April 26th, the Watkins Museum will host an Earth Day-themed Final Friday event coinciding with the closing of the exhibit Kansas Riverkings: Life on the Kaw. The exhibit pays tribute to local residents who made their livings fishing the Kansas River, and is guest curated by a descendent of a Lawrence "River King." Final Friday visitors to the Watkins will explore the many connections between Lawrence and the Kansas River and how Lawrencians use and appreciate water in their daily lives. The museum will be open extended hours from 6-8 PM.
Special guests to the Watkins evening will include the Spencer Museum of Art and the Friends of the Kaw. Staff from the Spencer will share an activity and information on the new installation "Conversation XIV: Water," exploring contemporary artists' perspectives on water, including the visual dynamics between the Kaw and the Yangtze River in China. The Friends of the Kaw will present information on water safety and floating on the Kaw.
For more information on the Final Friday event, contact the Watkins Museum at 785-841-4109, or visit the museum online at watkinsmuseum.org. For details on the Spencer Museum exhibit, visit spencerart.ku.edu/exhibitions/water.shtml. To learn more about the Friends of the Kaw, visit kansasriver.org.