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Look, Learn, Create - Reima Ratti
Event details:
CANCELED
February 19, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
View and discuss the work of Lake County artist, Reima Ratti, and create works of art inspired by his drawings and paintings.
 

February 19, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
CANCELED 
Native Drum Circle and Storytelling
Event details:
February 20, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us for a presentation of traditional Native Woodland singing and storytelling by the Seven Springs All Nations Drum from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
 

February 20, 2020 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: African American Historymakers
Event details:
February 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County, including the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
 

February 26, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Amazing Amphibians
Event details:
March 05, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in and learn about Lake County amphibians and meet one face to face.
 

March 05, 2020 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours - Reima Ratti
Event details:
March 11, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibit Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression, to learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
 

March 11, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Women's History Month Lecture
Event details:
March 13, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Celebrate National Women’s History Month by learning about powerful Lake County women who made history.
 

March 13, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Small Discoveries - Five Senses
Event details:
March 18, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about your five senses through activities and play.
 

March 18, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Author Talk - Artists of the Civilian Conservation Corps
Event details:
March 19, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Author Kathleen Duxbury shares the Great Depression story of a young, untried Waukegan artist with a romantic name, Reima Victor Ratti. This talk shares details of the artist's days in the CCC and how that experience set him on a path to history. See the artist's work on display in the temporary exhibit.
 

March 19, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Adult Painting Workshop
Event details:
March 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
In this adult painting class, paint through the eyes of featured artist, Reima Ratti, and connect to the world of art. Artists will explore self-portrait without judgement, horizon lines and a perspective painting of a place that expresses fond memories. Come paint with us!
 

March 20, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours - Reima Ratti
Event details:
March 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibit Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression, to learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
 

March 25, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Museum Curiosity Stations
Event details:
March 26, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899. W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Rotate through the Dunn Museum's galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities.
 

March 26, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Museum Family Crafts
Event details:
March 27, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Spend your Spring Break at the Dunn Museum creating themed crafts.
 

March 27, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Art Therapy Workshop for People with Disabilities
Event details:
March 29, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Experience a unique art therapy session designed for children and adults with special needs. Artists will explore self-portrait without judgement, horizon lines and a perspective painting of a place that expresses fond memories. Come explore the world of art in a meaningful way!
 

March 29, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Children's Painting Workshop
Event details:
March 29, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join a local artist in this kids-only painting class and help your children connect to the world of art! Artists will explore self-portrait without judgement, horizon lines and a perspective painting of a place that expresses fond memories. Come get messy with paint!
 

March 29, 2020 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Homeschool Companion - Reima Ratti's Art
Event details:
April 01, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join other homeschoolers to explore the exhibition Reima Ratti. Learn more about this artist from Waukegan, and the time period he lived and worked in, through a tour of the exhibit and hands-on activities.
 

April 01, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Wonderful Wildflowers
Event details:
April 02, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Come celebrate spring! Stop-by to learn about the native wildflowers that are starting to bloom and plant one to take home.
 

April 02, 2020 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Small Discoveries - Hop into Spring
Event details:
April 08, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Celebrate the arrival of spring with craft, stories, and learning about historic spring activities.
 

April 08, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Object Talks - Reima Ratti Painting
Event details:
April 09, 2020
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Take a closer look at a painting by Waukegan artist, Reima Ratti. Hear about the artist's involvement in the Civilian Conservation Corps and how he documented the world around him.
 

April 09, 2020 (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours - Reima Ratti
Event details:
April 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us for your last opportunity to tour the exhibit, Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression. Learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
 

April 10, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours - Lake County Highlights
Event details:
April 15, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the permanent exhibition galleries.
 

April 15, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Birchbark Quill Cradle Discussion
Event details:
April 16, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us for a discussion and presentation by artists Terri Hom and Pat Kruse. The artists will discuss their collaboration on remaking a birchbark quill cradle and their efforts to research and preserve birchbark quill art. Historic and contemporary examples of the cradles will be on display.
 

April 16, 2020 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Senior Series - Hollywood on the Prairie
Event details:
April 22, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hear the story of the motion picture industry from the 1890s to 1910, beginning with Thomas Edison's laboratory in Menlo Park to Edward Amet's backyard movie studio in Waukegan, and Lake County's connection to Essanay Studios in Chicago.
 

April 22, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours - Lake County Highlights
Event details:
April 24, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the permanent exhibition galleries.
 

April 24, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Art in Your Backyard
Event details:
April 30, 2020
4:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us in this after school program to create crafts centered around nature.
 

April 30, 2020 (4:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours - Inventions
Event details:
May 06, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour to learn about inventions that have been created throughout time.
 

May 06, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Spotlight on Collections Care
Event details:
May 07, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Take a rare peek at our Collections Care and Storage Facility and experience a 30 minute guided tour focusing on the preservation of unique objects in our collection. Tours will leave at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 with no more than 10 adults at at time.
 

May 07, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Exhibit Opening - Science + You
Event details:
May 09, 2020
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn what science is all about in the new temporary exhibit, Science + You. Fill your day with science experiments, crafts, and more!
 

May 09, 2020 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Small Discoveries - Science + You
Event details:
May 14, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab your lab coats and get ready for engaging science experiments and learn what it takes to be a scientist. .
 

May 14, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Lunchtime Tours - Inventions
Event details:
May 21, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour to learn about inventions that have been created throughout time.
 

May 21, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Nature's Sixth Sense: How Animals Observe the World
Event details:
May 21, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
From seeing ultraviolet light to detecting electrical fields, animals observe the world in ways that we cannot perceive. Learn the biology behind amazing animal senses.
 

May 21, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Summer Camp: Art Around Us
Event details:
June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Campers will express their artistic side by creating unique art and learn about local artists from Lake County. We will take a closer look at the artwork in the Dunn Museum collection to be inspired by the art around them and then we will paint, sculpt, draw and practice different artist techniques.
 

June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
Summer Camp: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event details:
July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Throw on overalls and step into the boots of a modern-day farmer. Discover how food makes its way from farm field to your kitchen table through hands-on exploration, activities and games. We'll look at some magnificent machinery, plant and harvest crops, and make butter.
 

July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers
Event details:
August 03, 2020 - August 07, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Travel back in time and journey through more than 10,000 years of Lake County history by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through activities, games, crafts and other adventures to learn the importance of our past.
 

August 03, 2020 - August 07, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
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