Learn Something New Series
Expand your World, Learn Something New!
Visit the Museum and explore history, art, and other local topics with our special programs.
October 26, 2017 – February 25, 2018
In this film by Caryn Sanchez, Eva Diaz contemplates a future far away from the comfort of her close-knit Latino family, and the security of the small town where she lives.
This film will run on a loop every 13 minutes.
***The Foote Gallery/Auditorium is a reservable space and the gallery may be closed for private events from time to time. Please call the Museum front desk (970) 962-2410 to verify exhibit availability prior to arrival.
A Winter’s Night – Seasonal Poetry
Sunday, December 17, 1 – 3 pm
Celebrate the Winter Soltice with a night of poetry, music, and stories. Winter’s darks and lights are the theme for this evening’s program.
The Regional Poets invite you to celebrate the fascinating expressions of the Colorado seasons in poetry, song, and story. A short open-microphone segment will open each program where readers from the public are invited to share a 2-minute poem or song. These are free, community events open to everyone and appropriate for all ages. Refreshments will be served.
Thursdays, January 4 – April 26, 12 – 1 pm
$5 each ($4 for museum members), payable at the door
Classes will be held in the Loveland Museum’s Foote Gallery, but your fee includes a trip to the Main Gallery exhibition before or after your class. Please bring your own mat. Water bottles with secure lids will be allowed in the gallery during class.
Gain a new perspective on your yoga experience, as well as a new perspective on art featured at the Loveland Museum. Find a new way to view and appreciate art, while getting a quick lunchtime mind and body tune-up. After class, enjoy the rest of your lunch break exploring the art and history exhibits of the Museum.
Public Art Showcase
Thursday, January 25, 6 pm
Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network Year in Review showcases excellence in public art on a national scale. In 2017, these 38 selected artworks were juried by three independent public art experts—Lucas Antony Cowen, Franka Diehnelt, and Constance White. This dynamic display of public art trends will engage artists, art enthusiasts and the curious.
Chinese New Year Event
Thursday, February 15, 5 – 7 pm
A special celebration of the traditions, flavors, and events that surround the Chinese New Year. Explore the practice of red envelopes, the Lantern Festival, delectable cuisine, Chinese stories, and more! This museum-wide event promises to be an enchanted evening for the whole family.
Children’s Day After Hours
Friday, March 9, 3 – 6 pm
School is out for break… so let’s celebrate and have fun! Kids will be celebrated at the Museum as they discover a new activity in each space. Learn more about the history of Loveland, create cool art work, or join our Explorer’s Program.
Thursday, March 22, 5:30 – 7 pm
Presented by Arlo Pelegrin
Humans and bees have worked side-by-side for countless generations. The well-known honeybee, buzzing in our gardens and orchards every summer, has a strikingly complex set of tools and behaviors at its disposal. The world of bees is larger and richer than most people imagine. Join us for a taste of Colorado honey, and to find out some of the secrets and skills that make bees so successful.
Women DRIVE visual ARTS in Loveland
Women’s History Month
Thursday, March 29, 5:30 – 7 pm
Presented by Ken Jessen
Writer Ken Jessen has written over 500 articles about Loveland artists. In his research, he has found there are over 135 women in Loveland working as artists today. For Women’s History Month, Jessen will present a talk that shows a cross-section of art produced by women in Loveland, and discuss their importance to the local art culture.
We Shall Overcome: A 50-Year Commemoration of Dr. King’s Assassination
Thursday, April 5, 5:15 – 6:45 pm
April 4, 1968, the day Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot, was a gut-wrenching low point in American history. MLK’s life and death have had a far-reaching impact on the American people and on our democracy. How does Dr. King’s work resonate today and what would he say about our country’s challenges? What do you think we have overcome; what rights are in jeopardy for our citizens; what feeds the obstacles that so obviously stand in the way? Join the Loveland Martin Luther King Events Committee for a multi-media forum, artwork by Thompson Valley students, and share your voice on this auspicious anniversary.
Honey Bee 101
Friday, April 13, 6 – 8 pm
Beth Conrey, owner of Bee Squared Apiaries in Berthoud, CO, will kick off swarm season with a discussion about the physiology and social structure of the honey bee. Products from Bee Squared Apiaries will be available for purchase. The Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association will be available to answer questions such as what types of flowers attract bees and who to call if you have a bee swarm.
Celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month with Eco Poetry
Saturday, April 21, 11 am – 2 pm
With local poets Kathleen Willard and Veronica Patterson as your guides, join us as we transform the Museum’s Foote Gallery into a poetry café. Several writing stations installed by Ms. Willard, author of Cirque & Sky, will include writing prompts and games to jumpstart your poetic journey. Poet enthusiasts will be on hand to assist and help as needed and celebrate your new work. All ages welcome and encouraged to attend. Food and drinks will be served.
Living Mosaics: Understanding GMOs
Thursday, April 26, 5:30 – 7 pm
Presented by Arlo Pelegrin
The age of designer genes is upon us and advances in technology bring genetically modified organisms ever closer to our marketplace. Are they risky? Are they bad for the Earth? This talk will outline the techniques and tools of genetic modification and present a realistic, evidence-based assessment of the positive and negative potentials of gene splicing.