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November 2010 WittE-Newsletter
Witte Museum

November, 2010


Who knew people loved bugs? The blockbuster trilogy of Backyard Monsters, Art in the Yard and Beautiful Bugs is attracting families and school groups in droves, putting the Witte on target for its biggest fall season in years. With so much more to come - more family programs, more jazz and more art - the Witte is truly the happening place to be in November!

Events & Programs

Bug Family Day
Saturday | November 6
Join the Witte Museum for a Family Day invasion. Included with museum admission.

Bug Blast
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Explore the backyard, create a spider and discover the wonders of its web! (For families with children ages 3-5).

Bug Out
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Become a bug detective and see bugs, hold bugs and taste bugs! (For the entire family).
Monsters and Giants: A Prehistoric Insects Presentation by Dino George at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

For more information call 210.357.1910 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1910      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email

Events & Programs:

Bees, Butterflies and Bats
Sunday | November 7 |
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Create a beneficial habitat for local wildlife, learn about native plants and delve into the world of bats with a guest expert from Bat Conservation International. All participants will receive a bat house kit with program reservation. Participation is limited to 30. Cost is $20 per adult. Pre-registration is required, call
210.357.1910 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1910      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Educators will recieve 2 CPE hours.

Events & Programs:

Sunday Jazz at the Witte with West Side Horns
Sunday | November 14 |
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and relax in the Witte courtyard. Kids are welcome, and the H-E-B Science Treehouse will be open. Food and beverages on sale by TÖST Bistro.

Sunday Jazz is included with museum admission and members get in free. The museum will remain open but the galleries will close at 5 p.m.

Call 210.357.1910 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1910      end_of_the_skype_highlighting for more information.

Events & Programs

Witte Society Jazz in the Treetops
Friday | November 19 |
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

November is the perfect month for the Witte Society Jazz in the Treetops. Join Witte Society members and their guests for a beautiful evening under the stars on the rooftop of the H-E-B Science Treehouse. Live music, beer, wine and delicious hors d' oeuvres will enrich the evening.

Jazz in the Treetops is free for Witte Society, Quillin Society, Explorers and Voyager members. All other levels of membership and guests are $20 with advanced reservation or $25 at the door. Call 210.357.1922 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210.357.1922      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email for more information. Reservations are required.
Events & Programs:
Dramatic Readers Theater
Entre Nosotros/Among Ourselves:
South Texas and the Mexican Revolution of 1910
Sunday | November 21 | 4:00 p.m.

The Witte Museum and Gemini Ink have partnered for this unique fusion of music, theater and literature complementing the Witte's 1910: A Revolution Across Borders exhibition. This production will dramatically enlarge the understanding of how South Texans and Mexicans engaged the porous and violent border at the time, helping to make the revolutionary history that shaped modern Mexico. Free admission. Entre Nostotros/Among Ourselves is generously supported by Humanities Texas.
Events & Programs:
A BIG Bug Movie: Tarantula (1955)
Sunday | November 28 | 2:00 p.m.

Join the Witte for a fall film festival! Bring the entire family to sit back, relax and catch a common theme on the big screen-BIG BUGS. Don't miss these classic 1950s sci-fi movies - campy, a little scary and a little funny! Even the kids will enjoy these bug blasts from the past. Each screening is included with museum admission.
Witte News:

40th Anniversary Witte Game Dinner was a Ruby Red Success!

The Witte Museum would like to thank everyone who made the 40th Anniversary Game Dinner a huge triumph. This year's Game Dinner, held on October 18, raised more than $446,000 in gross profits for the museum. As the museum's only fundraising event, the success of the Game Dinner is essential in providing important operating funds. The Witte hopes that an amazing time was had by all! Mark your calendars for next year's event on October 17, 2011. See more images of the festivities HERE and select Events Online.


Witte News:

Witte Museum Chosen As Non-Profit Partner

The Witte Museum is honored to announce that Max's Wine Dive and Lasco Enterprises have chosen the Witte as their primary San Antonio non-profit community partner. The San Antonio location opens at the Quarry Village at the end of October. Max's Wine Dive, a Texas-based, family-owned company chooses one primary non-profit partner in each city entered, and the Witte is proud to be the recipient of their local community contributions. The Witte looks forward to exploring the opportunities of this exciting new partnership.


Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects
Now through January 2, 2011
Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery
$3 surcharge

Beautiful Bugs: Specimens from the Witte Museum Collection
Now through January 2, 2011
Focus Gallery

Art in the Yard: Insect Innovations
Now through January 2, 2011
Witte Museum Frontyard

1910: A Revolution Across Borders
Now through February 27, 2011
Piper Memorial Wing

Porfirio Salinas: Painting South Texas
Now through March 20, 2011
Betty Coates Textile Gallery


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