ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY //// On May 29, RPM’s annual Dogs and Brews event will be held to raise funds for The Museum along with the Animal Rescue League. Visitors are encouraged to bring their pets to mingle with others, sample local craft brews, and indulge on local eats from various food trucks all while visiting the booths of local pet shops, groomers, and treat-makers. There is always something going on at The Museum ranging from concerts, fundraisers, and celebrating The Museum as a whole. For more information on any of the events described, please visit RPM’s Web site, readingpublicmuseum.org. From starting out as a one-floor museum, RPM turned into a treasure for the Berks County Community. There will always be something new to discover at RPM. What will you discover? See you at The Museum!
History Starting out as a school administrative building, transformed not only into a museum, but a place for students and families to explore, discover, and most importantly, learn. Here at the Reading Public Museum, there is something for everyone. When RPM opened to the public in 1913, it was one floor, and attained 2,000 artifacts in its collection. Today, The Museum is three stories, home to over 300,000 artifacts ranging from insects to artistic masterpieces, a 25-acre Arboretum filled with a variety of trees and flowers, and a Planetarium where visitors can take a trip into space without ever leaving the ground.
Reading Public MuseumCalendar of Events March
March 4 March 5-6 March 8 March 10 March 18 March 22 March 27 March 29
April 12 April 14 April 17 April 19 April 19 April 22 April 22 April 24
Kids’ Night out (6:30 -10:00 p.m.)– Forensics Eat Well, Play Well Weekend (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Fun With Sugar (6-9 p.m.) Live Under The Stars (6:30 p.m.) Caroline Reese & The Drifting Fifth Senior Series (1:30 – 2:30 p.m.) The Eye of the Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka Arboretum Education (Beginning at 1:30 p.m.) Wild Flowers: Tired of Winter? Think Spring Flowers! Easter at The Museum (12 – 4 p.m.) Uncorked Creativity (6-9 p.m.) – Giant Poppy Bus Trip – Degas in NYC Live Under the Stars (6:30p.m.) The Hot Club of Reading Young at Art (3 – 5 p.m.) – Giant Poppy canvas painting Arboretum Education (1:30 p.m.) Spring Garden Tips Uncorked Creativity (6-9 p.m.) Butterfly with Cherry Blossoms Senior Series (1:30 – 2:30 p.m.) Special Showing of Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America Kids’ Night Out (6:30 -10:00 p.m.) – Earth Day Masterpiece Weddings Bridal Fair (12 – 3 p.m.)
May 15 May 22 May 24 May 24 May 27 May 27 May 29
Young at Art (3 – 5 p.m.) – Owl canvas painting Exhibition Opening, Brainteaser2 (12 – 4 p.m.) Arboretum Education (1:30 p.m.) Garden Design Uncorked Creativity (6-9 p.m.) – Birds Nest Senior Series (1:30 – 2:30 p.m.) – Cuevas Crime Series Kids’ Night Out (6:30 -10:00 p.m.) - Dinosaurs Dogs and Brews (12 – 4 p.m.)
The Eye of the Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka – Through March 27
The Tsars Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs – Through April 17 Eat Well, Play Well – Through May 1 Cuevas: Works on Paper – Opening April 16 – August 21, 2016 Dinosaurs Around the World: Passport to Pangea – Opening May 2 – October 2 Brainteasers2 – Opening May 21, 2016 – January 8, 2017
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