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2020 Holiday Business Hours

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture office will be closed November 25-27. We will reopen on November 30. The office will also be

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Nov
23
Mon
MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights @ MSU Texas
Nov 23 – Dec 26 all-day

As 2020 comes to a close, one bright light will shine, or really 20,000 lights plus the 45 magical displays that grace the front lawn of the Hardin Administration Building at Midwestern State University.

The MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights will continue its tradition of brightening the holiday season Monday, Nov. 23-Dec. 26. This year marks the 46th anniversary of MSU Texas’ association with the tradition begun by Wichita Falls businessman L.T. Burns and his wife Lillian in the 1920s.

For those visiting the lights, facial coverings will be required, along with practicing social distancing.

A new picture spot will debut this season, Santa’s Toys, thanks to the Rider High School Key Club.

Nov
27
Fri
Color in Art, Color in Life: Prisms, Pigments, and Purpose @ Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Color wheel

Color in Art, Color in LifePrisms, Pigments, and Purpose

October 24 – January 30

Through interdisciplinary partnerships and works from the permanent collection, this exhibition demonstrates the purposeful language of color as it was discovered through scientific methods and as it plays a role in compositional design, meaning, and experience.

Image: Moses Harris, Prismatic Color Wheel, Illustration from “The Natural System of Colours,” c. 1766

Follow along in the creation Color in Art, Color in LifePrisms, Pigments, and Purpose with curator Danny Bills to get an insider perspective of art exhibitions and a personal connection to the museum experience.

Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman @ Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Clifford Berryman, Figgering’ on the Returns, November 7, 1907; US Senate Collection, Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives & Records Administration.

Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman

September 26 – November 28

Created by the National Archives with the support of the Foundation for the National Archives and organized for travel by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, this exhibition showcases facsimile prints of early 20th century drawings, using satire, gesture, and simplicity to communicate the American democratic experience.

Image: Clifford Berryman, Figgering’ on the Returns, November 7, 1907; US Senate Collection, Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives & Records Administration.

MEMENTO: a Juried Exhibition of Art that Reminds Us
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
This exhibition is accessible to small groups tours of 8 or less, by appointment only. Email to make an appointment M-F, 11:00-5:00.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
Humble, ordinary items can become sacred artifacts when they are imbued with personal sentiment. The juried art show, “Memento: Art that Reminds Us” seeks to explore the objects that encapsulate a specific moment in our personal stories, and our attachment to those memories. 9th Street Studios assembled a panel of jurors from a variety of disciplines, who were not exclusively tied to the Wichita Falls Art Scene. The Call to Artists attracted submissions from all over the state of Texas, and as far away as Germany. The result is a bright and diverse selection of art that evokes emotion that only mementos can.
Nutcracker “Pop Up” Suite
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre will continue its decades-long tradition of bringing The Nutcracker to Wichita Falls!
Company members will be dancing excerpts from Act 1 and Act 2 at the Sikes Senter Mall in the former Justice storefront.
It is free to attend. Please wear a mask and keep socially distanced.
Nutcracker “Pop Up” Suite
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre will continue its decades-long tradition of bringing The Nutcracker to Wichita Falls!
Company members will be dancing excerpts from Act 1 and Act 2 at the Sikes Senter Mall in the former Justice storefront.
It is free to attend. Please wear a mask and keep socially distanced.
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