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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September 8, 2020Happy National Literacy Day! The IMAS is proud to support literacy as an integral part of lifelong lear...
09/09/2020

September 8, 2020

Happy National Literacy Day! The IMAS is proud to support literacy as an integral part of lifelong learning! Use the hashtag #LiteracyDay and check out the UN website for more information. This day is all about highlighting world literacy rates, and reflecting on the importance of literacy and the challenges we face with literacy in some parts of the world.

Aaaaand...

It's also National Ampersand Day! Let's celebrate the humble &. Can you find the Ampersand in our IMAS logo?

Fun Fact: the Ampersand used to be the last letter of the alphabet and the word “ampersand” is a slurring of “real words” run together over time.

#IMASmuseum #ExploreIMAS #ArtANDscience #IMASartist #artgallery #artandscience #museum #finearts #goexplore #museum #artmuseum

09/09/2020
Organic Line Art [Ep. 16 Workshop Wednesday]

Experience the flow of nature as you create your very own organic line art masterpiece inspired by artist Henri Matisse. Build up your drawing and cutting skills as you follow the outlines of your very own one of a kind shapes.

Supplies
-Colored Cardstock or Construction Paper
-Pencil
-Scissors
-Liquid Glue or Glue Stick
-Markers/Crayons

Follow along and then tag us in your finished work with @imasmuseum and #IMASartist #ExploreIMAS after this workshop! We love to see your creativity! 🎨

Episode 16 - Workshop Wednesday: Organic Line Art
International Museum of Art & Science
McAllen, Texas

09/09/2020

Experience the flow of nature as you create your very own organic line art masterpiece inspired by artist Henri Matisse. Build up your drawing and cutting skills as you follow the outlines of your very own one of a kind shapes.

Supplies
-Colored Cardstock or Construction Paper
-Pencil
-Scissors
-Liquid Glue or Glue Stick
-Markers/Crayons

Follow along and then tag us in your finished work with @imasmuseum and #IMASartist #ExploreIMAS after this workshop! We love to see your creativity! 🎨

Episode 16 - Workshop Wednesday: Organic Line Art
International Museum of Art & Science
McAllen, Texas

*Alert!* The IMAS Gift Shop is having a book sale!The International Museum of Art & Science offers activity books for sc...
09/08/2020

*Alert!*
The IMAS Gift Shop is having a book sale!

The International Museum of Art & Science offers activity books for science lovers of all ages! Stop by today to pick up the inspiration for your next projects for only $5 + tax. You may also order over the phone with our NEW museum Personal Shoppers. Call us at (956) 681-2800 for more information.

Every Gift Shop purchase supports art & science education in the RGV and beyond as the IMAS has continued to expand its online educational offerings.

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Tomorrow is another Workshop Wednesday! We’ve been releasing new videos every second Wednesday of the month with new act...
09/08/2020

Tomorrow is another Workshop Wednesday! We’ve been releasing new videos every second Wednesday of the month with new activities that you can do from home! Starting next month, we will be changing WW to every third Wednesday of the month, and switching it up with live videos! Visit our YouTube channel to choose from a variety of options for your next at-home project!

#imasartists #imasww #athomeactivities

Welcome to Mineral Monday with the International Museum of Art & Science! Each Monday the IMAS will be featuring a miner...
09/08/2020

Welcome to Mineral Monday with the International Museum of Art & Science!

Each Monday the IMAS will be featuring a mineral from our permanent collection.

Sodalite
IMAS Permanent Collection
1991.07.173

Sodalite is a tectosilicate mineral with a rich blue color. I was first discovered in Greenland but did not become important as an ornamental gemstone until 1891, when large deposits of the mineral were found in Ontario, Canada. Though similar to lazurite or lapis lazuli, sodalite’s blue color is more like traditional royal blue, compared to the ultramarine coloring of lapis.

https://theimasonline.org

#IMASmineralmonday #IMASmcallen #mcallen #minerals #sodalite #lazurite #lapis #lapislazuli #geology #iknowaplace #ExploreIMAS

Calling all TEENS!Are you:🔵Looking for something creative to do during quarantine🔵Interested in video editing and filmin...
09/07/2020
Smithsonian Selects Nine Affiliate Partners for Teen Video Competition | IMAS International Museum of Art & Science

Calling all TEENS!

Are you:

🔵Looking for something creative to do during quarantine
🔵Interested in video editing and filming
🔵Passionate about storytelling, sustainability, and climate change
🔵Excited to see your film entered in a virtual Film Festival

The International Museum of Art & Science has been chosen as one of only 9 organizations out of 210 fellow Smithsonian Affiliations, to present Smithsonian Earth Optimism in collaboration with the Smithsonian. Through this collaboration, students will gain access to leaders and opportunities in their own communities, as well. IMAS will work with local students to create short videos that identify pandemic-related environmental changes that aim to empower teens to share their observations and ideas for positive action in a post-pandemic world.

Learn more about #earthoptimism at:

https://theimasonline.org/welcome/2020/08/26/smithsonian-selects-nine-affiliate-partners-for-teen-video-competition/EENS

IMAS will work with local students to create short videos that identify pandemic-related environmental changes  The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) in McAllen, Texas has been selected to work with local teens to produce videos about the environment, in collaboration with the Smithson...

We had a blast during our Hubble 30th Anniversary LIVE Online Celebration last week!Visit the video link or check out ou...
09/07/2020

We had a blast during our Hubble 30th Anniversary LIVE Online Celebration last week!

Visit the video link or check out our YouTube channel to re-watch the program and follow along with the activities at home. Supply lists and lessons plus more exciting Hubble resources can be found on our website!

#Hubble30 #ExploreIMAS #IMASmuseum #IMASartist #artgallery #artandscience #museum #finearts #goexplore #museum #artmuseum

Stop by the IMAS this month to experience our photography exhibits, Wild Bees, and Pollinators in Action: RGV Community ...
09/06/2020

Stop by the IMAS this month to experience our photography exhibits, Wild Bees, and Pollinators in Action: RGV Community Photographs, before they're gone.

Each exhibit features stunning photography of these super pollinators.
Pollinators in Action: RGV Community Photographs is planned by IMAS in conjunction with the new exhibition, Wild Bees, by prominent photographers Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman, on exhibit at the IMAS through October 18, 2020, in the Cardenas Gallery.

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This August marked the centennial of the 19th Amendment. The IMAS was honored to help Smithsonian, The Library of Congre...
09/05/2020

This August marked the centennial of the 19th Amendment. The IMAS was honored to help Smithsonian, The Library of Congress, and the US National Archives share often untold stories of women who fought for the right to vote.

Visit our website link in the comments for a suffragette collage activity as well as virtual exhibit, Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, and be inspired by the many women who militarized themselves in order to gain and exercise this basic human right!

This virtual exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.

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Welcome to Folk Art Friday with the International Museum of Art & Science! Did you know the IMAS has over 4,000 pieces o...
09/04/2020

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, ca. 1987
Josefina Aguilar
Oaxaca, Mexico
Gift of Carolyn Warmbold
2017.01.071

For more than three hundred years, the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe has been celebrated and revered in Mexico as the Patroness of Mexican and Indian peoples, and as the Queen of the Americas. In this sculpture by Josefina Aguilar, which shows vivid imagery surrounding Mary. She is shown winged and standing over snakes, which are to be understood as the sins of man, while holding her infant son, Jesus, aloft for all to see.

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The IMAS is bringing art of the permanent collection to life with free printable illustrated coloring pages for artists ...
09/04/2020
Color the IMAS Collection | IMAS International Museum of Art & Science

The IMAS is bringing art of the permanent collection to life with free printable illustrated coloring pages for artists of all ages. Color the collection!
#IMASartist #FolkArtFriday #IMASartist #art #workshop #IMASmuseum #funwithart #justcreate #iloveart #artattheimas #artislife #rgvart #rgvartists #museum #IMASatHome

https://theimasonline.org/welcome/color-the-imas-collection/

The International Museum of Art & Science 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...

McA2 Virtual Art Walk SEPTEMBER is tomorrow evening from 6PM-7PM!A collaboration by the McAllen Creative Incubator, Ange...
09/03/2020

McA2 Virtual Art Walk SEPTEMBER is tomorrow evening from 6PM-7PM!

A collaboration by the McAllen Creative Incubator, Angelika Eleni (McAllen Irish Arts), & Victoria Lopez (Poetry On-Demand) this event brings McAllen small business, arts, & culture to your home. Tune in tomorrow, Friday to see the International Museum of Art & Science featured once again in this month's virtual art walk.

https://youtu.be/qE7C8KllZNM

Cosmic Connections: The Metaphysical Practice of Kirk ClarkOn Display through October 2020 at IMASGeneral admission is c...
09/03/2020

Cosmic Connections: The Metaphysical Practice of Kirk Clark
On Display through October 2020 at IMAS

General admission is currently $1 for all non-members
Free for IMAS Members!

Image credit: Kirk Clark, "Kirk's Soul Metaphysical Self Portrait", 2010, Acrylic on Mylar.

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Stay in touch! You can receive weekly updates from the IMAS by registering for our free e-Newsletter. Learn about curren...
09/02/2020

Stay in touch!
You can receive weekly updates from the IMAS by registering for our free e-Newsletter. Learn about current events including virtual exhibits, workshops, and more!
Visit the link in the comments to sign up and never miss a thing!

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This Weekend at IMAS!Max VitykThe Warriors of LightOn Exhibit: September 5, 2020 – March 28, 2021The Warriors of Light i...
09/01/2020
The Warriors of Light | IMAS International Museum of Art & Science

This Weekend at IMAS!

Max Vityk
The Warriors of Light
On Exhibit: September 5, 2020 – March 28, 2021

The Warriors of Light is part of the figurative series of the artist Max Vityk. In this series Vityk investigates the narrative elements and figures of ancient rock engravings and mythological and folk symbols.

Through The Warriors of Light, Vityk seeks to modernize the archetypal mystical material to convey current events onto the plane of the internal struggle between good and evil. The paintings explore the historical revolutionary events the artist lived through during his stay in Ukraine and Egypt between 2011 – 2015. Ukraine and Egypt endured multiple significant political/governmental crises between 2011 – 2015. The exhibit is comprised of 12 large acrylic paintings.

The Warriors of Light is on loan from the artist, Max Vityk.

https://theimasonline.org/welcome/?portfolio=warriors-of-light

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The Warriors of Light On Exhibit: September 5, 2020 – March 28, 2021 The Warriors of Light is part of the figurative series of the artist Max Vityk. In this series Vityk investigates the narrative elements and figures of ancient rock engravings and mythological and folk symbols. Through The Warrio...

August 31, 2020 Welcome to Mineral Monday with the International Museum of Art & Science! Each Monday the IMAS will be f...
08/31/2020

August 31, 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.

Sodium Borate
IMAS Permanent Collection
1970.05.052

Sodium Borate is better known as Borax. Sodium borate can be found in many modern-day applications, though it was first discovered in dry lake beds in Tibet and was imported via the Silk Road to the Arabian Peninsula in the 8th century AD. Most notably it is used in many detergents, cosmetics, slime creating, photographic developing, and insecticides.

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08/29/2020

Tune in here at 4:00 PM to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. Visit https://theimasonline.org/welcome/hubble-30th/ to access the lessons and supply lists to do the hands-on activities with us live! #Hubble30 #ExploreIMAS

Introduction

Kit Unpacking & How to Participate At Home

Introduction to Hubble

Activity 1: Pinwheel Galaxy

"Go on An Adventure with Elisa & Kristen"

The Hubble Space Telescope: Three Decades of Discovery

Activity 2: Design Your Own Mission Patch

IMAS Gift Shop

Hubble At-Home Websites

Workshop Wednesday: Galaxy Painting, Replay

Activity 3: Galaxy Slime

Selfie with Cosmic Reef

Hubble's Universe: Intergalactic Elegance

Conclusion

We are proud to have joined @Smithsonian, @USLibraryofcongress, and @USnationalarchives this month in celebrating #Forwa...
08/29/2020

We are proud to have joined @Smithsonian, @USLibraryofcongress, and @USnationalarchives this month in celebrating #ForwardIntoLight to amplify the important history of women's fight for the vote and to honor the centennial of the 19th Amendment.

Learn more at:
womensvote100.org/forwardintolight

@WomensVote100

Image Courtesy of the Library of Congress:
Picketing in all sorts of weather.
N.Y. Day Picket.
Jan. 26, 1917

Also, in case you missed it, check out this image of the International Museum of Art & Science lit up in #PurpleAndGold taken by Digital Artistic Image with lighting provided by Backstage Productions LLC.

NEW Virtual Exhibit Opening THIS Weekend on theIMASonline.org!Threaded Roots delves into the history of textiles and the...
08/28/2020

NEW Virtual Exhibit Opening THIS Weekend on theIMASonline.org!

Threaded Roots delves into the history of textiles and their cultural value in Hispanic societies, with an emphasis on Mexican textiles and production. Learn about the meanings, techniques, and symbolism used during pre-Hispanic periods and how this valuable art has evolved and prevailed through time.

This exhibition was curated by IMAS staff member, Lisa Moreno.

https://theimasonline.org/welcome/?portfolio=threaded-roots

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Happening this Saturday, August 29: Hubble 30th Celebration Online LIVE Stream. Free activity kits are available for pic...
08/28/2020

Happening this Saturday, August 29: Hubble 30th Celebration Online LIVE Stream.

Free activity kits are available for pickup at the museum on the morning of the 29th. Kits are first-come, first-serve starting at 9 AM, upon checking in inside with IMAS staff.

If you're unable to stop by IMAS tomorrow to get a kit, you can still participate by visiting our web page to access lessons and the event supply lists. Gather your supplies at home and follow along!

Tune in on our page this Saturday, August 29, from 4-6 PM to learn more about this space-based observatory, the new image, and space exploration.

These national unveiling events are the brainchild of the Space Telescope Science Institute. (Hubble Telescope) in Baltimore, Maryland, home to Hubble’s science operations center.

#science #scienceiscool #ilovescience #sciencemuseum #museum #youngscientist #lifelonglearner #sciencelab #IMASmuseum #ExploreIMAS

In preparation for tomorrow's Hubble 30th Anniversary event, we invite you to check out https://www.nasa.gov/stem for in...
08/28/2020
Explore NASA STEM

In preparation for tomorrow's Hubble 30th Anniversary event, we invite you to check out https://www.nasa.gov/stem for incredible resources and fun activities for educators, students and families to do from home!

Then, tune in Saturday, August 29, from 4-6 PM here on Facebook for hands-on STEAM activities streamed online by IMAS educators.

This online event includes a free kit available for pickup at the museum on the morning of the 29th. Kits are limited and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis upon checking in at IMAS with Admissions and Memberships desk.

Visit our website to access the virtual event lessons and NASA activity booklet or for more information on the anniversary image!

#Hubble30 #ExploreIMAS #NASA #space #scienceiscool #ilovescience #sciencemuseum #museum #youngscientist #lifelonglearner #sciencelab #IMASmuseum

The purpose of NASA STEM is to engage students in NASA’s mission. Our vision is to immerse students in NASA’s work, enhance STEM literacy, and inspire the next generation to explore. NASA has a portfolio of programs and opportunities dedicated to attracting, engaging and educating students and t...

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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

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Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
Thursday 15:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00
Friday 15:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 13:00
Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00

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(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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Reynaldo (incoming 2nd grader) and Rodrigo (incoming Kinder) named their bee ‘Buddy’. #IMASartist #ExploreIMAS
Gracias por permitirnos grabar, IMAS es un excelente lugar.
I really liked the Rio Sedero project, but does it have an actual river of some sort. 🙂🙂