Garden Party

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Saturday, June 30, 5:00–7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the start of summer with the Museum’s annual Garden Party. Spend an evening exploring the sights and sounds of the Sculpture Garden, inspired by Monet’s beloved garden at Giverny. Pick up drawing supplies and sketch en plein air or collaborate on creative projects with your fellow art enthusiasts, such as sculpting and printing works inspired by flora in the garden, creating a botanical bookmark or working on a collage inspired by the objects on view in Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly. Throughout the evening, enjoy live jazz in the Garden Café.

Free with museum admission.

Refreshments available for purchase at the Museum Cafe. 
No outside food or drink permitted.

Limited complimentary parking is available at the Museum and at the Wells Fargo parking lot, located directly across the street from the Museum. Parking at the Wells Fargo parking lot is available from 4:00–8:00 p.m.


Nature Prints
5:00–6:15 p.m.
Create a print inspired by forms found in nature suing foam sheets and stamp pads. 

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6:15–7:30 p.m.
Explore the sculptures in the Garden and create your own sculpture using model magic.
 GardenParty6       Botanical Bookmarks
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Discover an array of botanical including some found in the Garden to create your very own botanical bookmark.

Plein Air Sketching
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Grab a pencil, paper and board and venture out into the great outdoors of the Sculpture Garden to sketch what inspires you.


Colorful Caryalls
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Collage a paper gift bag to hold all of your artistic creations from the Garden Party. Gather colorful inspiration from Ellsworth Kelly's Suite of Twenty-Seven Color Lithographs.


Garden Activity Guide
5:00–7:30 p.m.

Go on an expedition of the Sculpture Garden using a booklet that guides you to discover details in the nature and art through the lens of the special exhibition, Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly.


Live Music in the Garden Cafe
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Enjoy live music and a special summer food & drink menu for purchase in the Garden Cafe.

Photos by Ryan Miller / Capture Imaging