Calendar of Events
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, 330 S. Jefferson St.
Join us for the 14th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 22. The Wentworth Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders. This national celebration represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity, and inclusion. The theme of this year's Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well. Museum Day tickets are available for download at Smithsonian.com/MusuemDay. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two. To amplify and celebrate Women Making History, share female trailblazers that you discover in the Wentworth Museum #WomenMakingHistory.
fiber time! A Knit Night Returns
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Voices of Pensacola, 117 E. Government Street
Fiber time! A Knit Night returns on Wednesday, September 26 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Voices of Pensacola. Join us for an evening of fiber, fun, food, and friends. For more information, contact Wendi Davis at (850) 595-5985 ext. 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call to Artists: DocuFlorida II: Projections and Prints with featured artist, Noelle McCleaf
Submission deadline: October 14 midnight
The Pensacola Museum of Art and the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum are partnering to invite artists to submit to an open call for photographic and moving image-based work to the lens-based exhibition, DocuFlorida II: Projections and Prints with featured artist, Noelle McCleaf. It will include open call digital submissions that will be projected along with selected and printed color photographs by Noelle McCleaf. The exhibition will be on view at the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum on the second floor from November 16, 2018 through May 17, 2019.
To apply, http://www.pensacolamuseum.org/cfa.html.
Fee: $20 non members/ $10 members
Deadline: October 14 midnight
Guidelines and specifications:
- After paying submission fee, send a viewable and downloadable file link to email@example.com (For example share a Vimeo or dropbox link)
- Include in email: First and Last Name, Title of Artwork, Year of artwork, and a link to your website. If viewable and downloadable file is password protected, provide password.
- Include proof of paid submission fee. Make subject line: DocuFlorida II: Projections and Prints Submission.
- File name and format example: LastName_FirstName_Title_Year.jpg
- Works may incorporate sound
- 60 second max duration for short videos and animation
- 15-20 second duration for all GIFs, Split Depth GIFs, Perfect Loops, Cinemagraphs, and digital stills
- Projector Specs: HD Projector 1920 x 1080 px
- Submission Deadline: October 14, 2018 midnight
- Notification: October 22, 2018
- Exhibition dates: November 16, 2018-May 17, 2019
Established, emerging, and nascent artists and photographers are invited to submit their digital files. All open call images selected for exhibition will be digitally projected, and may include video, digitally captured images, and scanned images from film. Submissions should address the environment in the rural and/or urban landscapes of the region. We are seeking works with an interpretive lens focused on socio-cultural and socio-spatial conditions of natural and built environments of our larger region, which is deeply informed by river systems, gulf waters, and their associated industries and economic enterprises. By zooming in on a regional level, we hope to share this point of view with global communities at large.
The Big Draw Festival
Saturday, October 20
The Big Draw Festival is the world's biggest celebration of drawing. Since launching in 2000, the festival had taken place in over 25 countries on seven continents, and engaged over 4 million people. The festival promotes drawing as a universal language that has the power to change lives and unite people of any age, background, race, or religion from around the globe.
Historic Pensacola welcomes visitors to our museum complex on Saturday, October 20 for a free day of drawing events.
Tentative schedule includes:
- Historic Pensacola Village, Pop-up color space GREEN: Portrait Making and View Finder
- Museum Plaza, Pop-up color space BLUE: Miniature CUBED
- Pensacola Children's Museum, Pop-up color space YELLOW: Open Free Draw
- Pensacola Museum of Art, Pop-up color space BLACK: Live drawing
- and much more!
Check back for full schedule of events.
28th Annual Haunted House Walking and Trolley Tours
October 20, 26, and 27
Voices of Pensacola, 117 E. Government St
It's that time of year again! Time for our Haunted House Walking and Trolley Tours! Choose from one of our walking tour routes: Adults Only Redlight Walking Tour, Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour, or our Seville Spirits Walking Tour.
Or try the Trolley of the Doomed for a tour of the ghosts of North Hill.
Talking to the Dead: History of Victorian Seance
October 25, 2018
Dorr House, 311 S. Adams St
Talking to the Dead: History of Victorian Seance explores the Victorian fascination with spiritualism and death. Join our living history department on an exploration of Victorian death and seance practices. Program is at 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 on Thursday, October 25. Tickets are $30. Program is open to older youth as well as adults due to adult themes. Space is extremely limited. For more information, contact Wendi Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.