This Friday is the First Friday Art Trail, a free monthly event where galleries, museums, and other businesses stay open during the evening to present local and regional visual and performing art. The Museum of Texas Tech has several activities happening this Friday beginning at 6pm:
Movies @ The Museum: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, 6:30pm, in the Museum Theater. Free movie in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes — Books and Ideas from 1250-1862.
Moody Planetarium Presents “Laser Metallica”, at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before showtime on a first-come basis. There is no late seating and no re-admittance once shows are in progress. Please be aware that laser shows may be loud and may contain lyrics or visuals that may not be appropriate for all ages.
Bedtime at the Museum: Love, Splat! 6:30 – 7:30pm. Free activity where we will read the book Love, Splat! and then participate in an art activity after the story. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club, dusk to 9pm, weather permitting.
“A Life in the Book Arts”, an Illustrated Talk by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, 7pm in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Free lecture in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes — Books and Ideas from 1250 – 1862. Susan Gaylord is a book artist who inspires educators, librarians, and parents to make books with children through web content, ebooks, and youtube tutorials. She has taught bookmaking workshops since 1990 and has reached over 30,000 students and 5,000 teachers in that time. Her books are in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art Library, Yale University Library, and Wellesley College Library.
On Saturday, February 4, from 1-4pm, Susan Gaylord will host a bookmaking workshop free to the public. She will be instructing participants on how to make books from recycled materials.