International Museum of Art & Science

International Museum of Art & Science The mission of the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is to promote a deeper appreciation of the arts and sciences through its exhibitions, cultural events, and educational programs.
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06/03/2020

Brew-seum @ Home, kit pickup at Santa Fe Steakhouse from 11 AM - 4:30 PM

Thank you, Jim Darling McAllen Mayor, for your support of the International Museum of Art & Science and Brew-seum@Home!
06/03/2020

Thank you, Jim Darling McAllen Mayor, for your support of the International Museum of Art & Science and [email protected]!

Look who got mugged!
Thank you Mayor Jim Darling for your support of the International Museum of Art & Science. We are so proud of IMAS, located in the heart of McAllen, and while we won’t be seeing you in person for the event we sure hope you join us online! Jim Darling McAllen Mayor

We can’t wait for this Saturday as we sit back and enjoy virtual [email protected] at 7:00PM.

Pickup for Beer Kits with all paper and online tickets is TODAY, Wednesday, June 3, from 11:00AM to 4:30PM at Santa Fe Steakhouse & Cantina at the rear patio along 11th Street, across from La Plaza Mall.

Check our website https://brew-seum.com for a map for the curbside pickup around the rear entrance to Santa Fe.
#BrewseumAtHome #Brewseum2020

06/03/2020
Workshop Wednesday: Photo Collage [Ep. 11]

Welcome back to Workshop Wednesday, episode 11!
Grab a pair of scissors and get ready to transform your everyday materials into a work of art. Explore the elements of composition through fun and exciting collating techniques!

Supplies:
+ Sheet of paper
+ Glue stick
+ Scissors
+ Scrap materials (ex: old magazines, photos, and catalogs)
+ Advanced Materials
+ X-Acto Knife

06/03/2020

Welcome back to Workshop Wednesday, episode 11!
Grab a pair of scissors and get ready to transform your everyday materials into a work of art. Explore the elements of composition through fun and exciting collating techniques!

Supplies:
+ Sheet of paper
+ Glue stick
+ Scissors
+ Scrap materials (ex: old magazines, photos, and catalogs)
+ Advanced Materials
+ X-Acto Knife

06/02/2020

Live Unboxing of Art Masters Virtual Summer Camp kit! Register your camper online or call us today to purchase a kit.

Join us for a LIVE unboxing of the camp kit for week 2 this Tuesday, June 2, at 11:00 AM on our page!Art Master...
06/02/2020

Join us for a LIVE unboxing of the camp kit for week 2 this Tuesday, June 2, at 11:00 AM on our page!

Art Masters: Virtual Summer Camp [Operation Imagination]
Week 2: June 8-12
Art Masters | REGISTER NOW
Learn art techniques from past Masters of different art periods, from Leonardo da Vinci to Frida Kahlo. Use mediums like charcoal, clay and watercolor to create unique works of art.

Register for Kit & Live Webinars (limited):
https://67777.blackbaudhosting.com/67777/Virtual-Summer-Camp-Art-Masters-Grades-3rd-6th

Learn more and read our FAQs:
https://theimasonline.org/welcome/oi-virtual-summer-camp/

Welcome to Mineral Monday with the International Museum of Art & Science! Each Monday the IMAS will be featuring a miner...
06/01/2020

Welcome to Mineral Monday with the International Museum of Art & Science! Each Monday the IMAS will be featuring a mineral from our permanent collection.

This small pebble shaped piece of obsidian is known as an “Apache Tear”. The name Apache tear comes from a legend of the Apache tribe: in the 1870s about 75 Apache warriors and the US Cavalry fought on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona. Facing defeat, the outnumbered Apache rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths rather than be killed. The wives and families of the warriors cried when they heard of the tragedy and their tears turned into stone upon hitting the ground.

Obsidian
IMAS Permanent Collection
1979.07.026

https://theimasonline.org
#IMASmineralmonday #IMASmcallen #mcallen #minerals #quartz #malachite #obsidian #geology #iknowaplace

05/31/2020

We ❤️ IMAS! Now you can show your love for the International Museum of Art & Science with this custom effect in the Facebook camera! Try it out and share your photos with us by tagging and using the hashtag #IMASartist and you could be featured on our stories. 😎Stay tuned for more fun digital content from IMAS.

https://www.facebook.com/fbcameraeffects/tryit/731046791036441/

05/31/2020

Thank you for the incredible show of support! To meet the demand, we’ve opened beer kit sales until 8pm tonight for those last minute folks. 😉 if you previously tried to buy tickets but were unable to because sales had ended, now is your chance!
https://www.brew-seum.com

Week One of Virtual Summer Camp starts tomorrow! Our free lessons for the week are up on the website so you can prepare ...
05/31/2020
Amazing Animals [Operation Imagination] | IMAS International Museum of Art & Science

Week One of Virtual Summer Camp starts tomorrow! Our free lessons for the week are up on the website so you can prepare for the week.
https://theimasonline.org/welcome/virtual-camp-1/

There are a few kits left for the paid option, so if you'd like to opt in please register through the website. Then make plans to stop by the IMAS Monday morning after 8:30 AM to pick up your child's kit and watch for an email from our staff.

Welcome to Week 1 of Virtual Summer Camp, Amazing Animals! Here you have access to our free lessons for the week of June 1-5 with new themes being released weekly. Bring your sense of adventure as you explore the habitats, adaptations, and behaviors of amazing animals from five groups—amphibian, r...

Join us this week for Toddler Tuesday Episode 11: Lovely Lungs with the International Museum of Art & Science!Every Tues...
05/31/2020

Join us this week for Toddler Tuesday Episode 11: Lovely Lungs with the International Museum of Art & Science!

Every Tuesday, we invite you and your toddler to join us for a fun at-home activity, to sharpen fine motor skills and encourage creativity, and a read-aloud. Join us here on Facebook at 9:00 AM and then again on Instagram at 10:00 AM!

This week for #ToddlerTuesday, we'll learn how your lungs work with a fun activity using items you can find at home!

Supplies You Will Need:
-Brown Paper Bag
-Markers
-Straw
-Tape

05/30/2020
Mr. Fox's Visit to IMAS

While our visitors have been away, we've noticed more of our animal creatures taking advantage of the space and quiet to visit the IMAS!

While our staff was able to safely capture this footage from behind our glass doors, we also want to remind you as you explore the outdoors to leave nature as you found it and never attempt to approach any wild animal.

Reminder:Today is the LAST DAY you can grab your Brew-seum@Home beer kits at brew-seum.com and then make plans to pick i...
05/29/2020

Reminder:
Today is the LAST DAY you can grab your [email protected] beer kits at brew-seum.com and then make plans to pick it all up Wednesday, June 3 at Santa Fe Steakhouse & Cantina between 11AM and 4:30PM
Each [email protected] Beer Kit includes a delicious FREE appetizer from Santa Fe Steakhouse & Cantina, a curated six-pack of craft beer, and some exclusive Brew-seum presented by IMAS swag, all in support of the IMAS.
Get yours now!

UTRGV COVID-19 Visual JournalAn online exhibition of Instagram project by students in time of crisis.https://theimasonli...
05/29/2020
UTRGV COVID-19 Visual Journal | IMAS International Museum of Art & Science

UTRGV COVID-19 Visual Journal
An online exhibition of Instagram project by students in time of crisis.

https://theimasonline.org/welcome/?portfolio=utrgv-covid-19-visual-journal

“The goal of posting images, memes, and video was to make sense of the chaos and changes that we were experiencing socially, emotionally, philosophically, and politically in crisis. We responded in different ways. Some of us documented our activities as art students working at home, media topics, daily activities in confinement with pets and family. Others focused on income loss, food scarcity, and/or behavioral adaptations such as social distancing and mask wearing. For six weeks, my students and I communicated with one another via Instagram and weekly Zoom meetings. Through social media, we supported each other, empathized with one another, and weathered unknown territory, together/juntos.”

UTRGV - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

UTRGV COVID-19 Visual Journal 1 “The goal of posting images, memes, and video was to make sense of the chaos and changes that we were experiencing socially, emotionally, philosophically, and politically in crisis. We responded in different ways. Some of us documented our activities as art students...

Amazing Animals: Virtual Summer Camp [Operation Imagination] starts on Monday with free daily lessons PLUS a paid option...
05/29/2020

Amazing Animals: Virtual Summer Camp [Operation Imagination] starts on Monday with free daily lessons PLUS a paid option that includes additional activities, a supply kit from IMAS, and daily LIVE webinars with our educators!

https://theimasonline.org/welcome/oi-virtual-summer-camp/

05/29/2020
Jim Darling McAllen Mayor

Thank you Jim Darling McAllen Mayor for your support of this event and the International Museum of Art & Science!

Tickets at https://brew-seum.com

TODAY is the LAST DAY to purchase your [email protected] with IMAS beer kit! Each Beer Kit includes a curated 6-pack of craft beer from six different breweries as well as a collectible pint glass sponsored by Fox Packaging Inc, goodies from our sponsors Clark Chevrolet and Clark Knapp Honda, an exclusive [email protected] bandana, as well as an appetizer from this year’s Restaurant partners at Santa Fe Steakhouse & Cantina to kick off this party for a cause!

Beer Kits will be available for pick up at Santa Fe Steakhouse & Cantina located at 1918 S. 10th Street, McAllen, TX, the week of this virtual event on Wednesday, June 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ticket sales end Friday, May 29, at midnight!!!

Then make plans to tune in on Saturday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. right here on the Brew-seum page for the show, hosted by Tim Smith and Tony Forina!

Cheers!!! It’s almost that time again for our annual Brew-seum presented by IMAS and this year it will be streamed right here on Facebook!
The funds raised in this event will go towards helping the International Museum of Art & Science and their goal of providing educational services to the community.
It’s happening June 6th from 11am to 4:30pm, don’t miss it!
#Brewseum2020 #IMASmuseum

Welcome to Folk Art Friday with the International Museum of Art & Science! Did you know the IMAS has over 4,000 pieces o...
05/29/2020

Welcome to Folk Art Friday with the International Museum of Art & Science! Did you know the IMAS has over 4,000 pieces of folk art in our permanent collection? Many are featured in our art gallery but we'll also be peeking into our Vault.

Religious Figurine, 1980-1984
Artist Unknown

San Felipe Tejalapa, Oaxaca
Gift of Ted and Carolyn Warmbold
2017.01.073

This figurine is a representation of the Virgin Mary. Though the artist is unknown, their distinct style sets a very different tone from what is generally understood to be the Mexican folk art style.

#IMAScollection #IMASmcallen #mcallen #FolkArtFriday #folkart #iknowaplace

Binky is excited for Amazing Animals: Virtual Summer Camp [Operation Imagination]! Have you registered for your camper's...
05/28/2020

Binky is excited for Amazing Animals: Virtual Summer Camp [Operation Imagination]! Have you registered for your camper's kit?

Virtual Summer Camp with the IMAS starts on June 1!Bring your sense of adventure as you explore the habitats, adaptation...
05/28/2020
OI: Virtual Summer Camp | IMAS International Museum of Art & Science

Virtual Summer Camp with the IMAS starts on June 1!
Bring your sense of adventure as you explore the habitats, adaptations, and behaviors of amazing animals from five groups—amphibian, reptile, fish, bird, and invertebrate.

Paid option includes limited kits ($40 / $32 for IMAS members) with supplies for extra activities and LIVE webinars with our educators!
Free lessons will be available each week!

Register online for your kit today:
https://theimasonline.org/welcome/oi-virtual-summer-camp/

Kit pickup for paid option this week Thursday and Friday at the International Museum of Art & Science. Call (956)681-2800 or visit our website for more info.

Operation Imagination: Virtual Summer Camp includes free daily content from IMAS Educators each weekday in June! A weekly kit ($40) is available for purchase, which includes supplies for 19 hands-on lessons and access to live webinars sessions with IMAS Educators each camp day. Week 1: June 1...

Brew-seum@Home with IMAS is just 10 days away and will be streamed right here on Facebook @brewseum with hosts Tim Smith...
05/28/2020
5 Ways to Participate in [email protected] and Support the IMAS | IMAS International Museum of Art & Science

[email protected] with IMAS is just 10 days away and will be streamed right here on Facebook @brewseum with hosts Tim Smith and Tony Forina! Tune in to enjoy entertainment from musical guests The Powell Brothers, DEZORAH, Sick/Sea, Paul Cauthen, Mariachi Margaritas, Garrett T. Capps and special guests!

Thank you to title sponsors Clark Chevrolet and Clark Knapp Honda for your steadfast support in making this event possible!

Join us on a guided tasting of curated six-pack featuring brewers from Karbach Brewing Co., Freetail Brewing Co., Southern Star Brewing Company, 5x5 Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and Lorelei Brewing Company!

Grab a ticket for your Beer Kit by Friday at midnight at https://brew-seum.com and make plans to pick it up at Santa Fe Steakhouse & Cantina on Wednesday, June 3, between 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM! Thank you to partners at L&F Distributors of McAllen for supporting [email protected]!

https://theimasonline.org/welcome/2020/05/18/5-ways-to-participate-in-brew-seumhome-and-support-the-imas/

5 Ways to Participate in [email protected] and Support the IMAS 1. Purchase a [email protected] Beer Kit Purchase a [email protected] Beer Kit which includes a curated 6-pack of beer from six different craft brewers, a collectible [email protected] cup from Fox Packaging, a collectible [email protected] bandana, g...

Join us on our page today (Wednesday, May 27) at 3PM for another LIVE sneak peek at the first week of summer camp. Claud...
05/27/2020

Join us on our page today (Wednesday, May 27) at 3PM for another LIVE sneak peek at the first week of summer camp. Claudia will be showcasing the first week's kit and answering questions about camp!

Did you catch our LIVE Q&A yesterday? If not, here is the replay with lots of great information and more details about the virtual camps this June!
https://www.facebook.com/imasmcallen/videos/548576882482276/

More information and registration links for the limited paid kits is available at https://theimasonline.org/welcome/oi-virtual-summer-camp/

05/27/2020
Workshop Wednesday: Animal Drawing [Ep. 10]

Learn how you can improve your drawing skills through the practice of animal drawing. Watch how sketching common shapes can help you build the shape of your animal, and find ways of making your drawing look three dimensional.

Supplies
-Drawing Paper
-Pencil
-Eraser

Episode 10: Animal Drawing
International Museum of Art & Science
McAllen, Texas
https://theimasonline.org/welcome/

Tune in today at 11:00 AM for more information about the Operation Imagination Virtual Summer Camps starting June 1! We ...
05/26/2020

Tune in today at 11:00 AM for more information about the Operation Imagination Virtual Summer Camps starting June 1! We will be talking about the new format and answering questions you may have! The IMAS is offering free online lessons each week along with a limited, small-group paid option with supply kits and live webinars with our educators.

June 1-5 Amazing Animals: Virtual Summer Camp [Operation Imagination]

Registration is open and more information at https://theimasonline.org/welcome/oi-virtual-summer-camp/

05/26/2020
Toddler Tuesday: Nature Paintbrushes

Thank you for joining us for another Toddler Tuesday live workshop! Gather your supplies so we can paint together and then stay for a read aloud of "Beautiful Oops!" by Barney Saltzberg. It's one of my favorites!

Supplies:
-Clothespins
-Grass, leaves, things from outside
-Paint
-Paper to paint on
-Apron (optional)

Welcome to Mineral Monday with the International Museum of Art & Science!Each Monday the IMAS will be featuring a minera...
05/25/2020

Welcome to Mineral Monday with the International Museum of Art & Science!
Each Monday the IMAS will be featuring a mineral from our permanent collection.

There are many different varieties of quartz, several of which are semi-precious gemstones. The specimen you see above is a dusty grey quartz with hints of purple. Purple or violet colored quartz is what we know to be the semi-precious stone of Amethyst.

Quartz
IMAS Permanent Collection
1970.02.049

https://theimasonline.org
#IMASmineralmonday #IMASmcallen #mcallen #minerals #quartz #Amethyst #geology #iknowaplace #gemstones #crystals

This is your daily reminder to get some fresh air and sunshine today as you safely enjoy the natural art & beauty around...
05/24/2020

This is your daily reminder to get some fresh air and sunshine today as you safely enjoy the natural art & beauty around you!

Today though, we have a special challenge for you: Go outside and photograph some of our local pollinators as you see them. These helpful creatures come in all shapes and sizes. Can you name some RGV pollinators?

Local pollinators include bees, insects, moths, butterflies, birds, and even mosquitos! (Good luck photographing one of those!) These creatures help pollinate plants and crops which we use and eat!

✨As always, remember to leave nature as you found it and do not attempt to approach any wild creatures as you explore.✨

We can't wait to see your photographs #IMASartists!

#IMASartist #IMASmuseum #NaturePhotography #ArtInNature #SundayFunday #ThingsToDoInMcAllen #ExploreMcAllen

The International Museum of Art & Science is proud of its staff who capably navigate the intersection of art and science...
05/24/2020

The International Museum of Art & Science is proud of its staff who capably navigate the intersection of art and science every day and the inspiration it brings them.

In honor of the artists among us, we are presenting this online exhibition featuring a collection of works created by our very own IMAS staff artists.

https://theimasonline.org/welcome/2020/05/08/virtual-exhibition-individual-minds-of-artistic-staff/

We hope that you enjoy this exhibition and find it a delightful surprise to learn about the breadth of creativity from these exceptional artists and museum staff members.

“Overnight, university faculty were instructed to put their classes online. Students were expected to learn online. Our ...
05/23/2020
UTRGV COVID-19 Visual Journal | IMAS International Museum of Art & Science

“Overnight, university faculty were instructed to put their classes online. Students were expected to learn online. Our lives changed dramatically in a matter of a few days. We had to be home, teaching our children, caring for loved ones, and/or working essential jobs. Suddenly, we were physically isolated from our communities. Many of us lost our studios, workspaces, daily art and writing routines. In response to the changes, my Art Education class and I created COVID-19 journals on Instagram, as a final project.”

ARTS 3381 Art Education: Theory & Practice
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

https://theimasonline.org/welcome/?portfolio=utrgv-covid-19-visual-journal

UTRGV COVID-19 Visual Journal 0 “The goal of posting images, memes, and video was to make sense of the chaos and changes that we were experiencing socially, emotionally, philosophically, and politically in crisis. We responded in different ways. Some of us documented our activities as art students...

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1900 W Nolana Ave
McAllen, TX
78504

McAllen Metro ROUTE #6 http://www.mcallen.net/metro/riding/schedule.aspx 1501 W. Highway 83, Suite 110 McAllen, Texas 78501 956.681.3510

General information

General Admission: *IMAS Members: FREE Adults: $7.00 Seniors (55+): $5.00 Students w/ID: $5.00 Higher Ed. Faculty w/ID: $5.00 Children (4-12 yrs.): $4.00 Children (0-3 yrs.): Free Museums for All: $1 (for WIC/EBT Card Holders) Pre-K – 12 Educators w/ID: Free

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00
Thursday 09:00 - 15:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(956) 681-2800

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The International Museum of Art & Science is a Smithsonian Affiliate and fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. IMAS is the premier art and science museum of South Texas and contains over 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. The IMAS galleries host a number of revolving art and science exhibits each year. The museum provides a unique opportunity for visitors to participate in hands-on science exhibits and to learn about original works of art while encouraging creativity and innovation. The IMAS permanent collection includes more than 2,000 natural history and geology specimens and 4,500 folk art and textile objects. The 1,500 fine art works in the permanent collection reflect many countries and artistic movements beyond Mexico, dating from the 16th century to the present.

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I really liked the Rio Sedero project, but does it have an actual river of some sort. 🙂🙂