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September 08, 2011

¡Carnaval! Exhibit Events

Celebrate Carnival at the Burke Museum
September 25, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Seattle – Glitz, artistry, and festivities are coming to the Burke Museum for our new exhibit, ¡Carnaval! Get in the Carnival spirit and attend a variety of events and activities for all ages.


¡Carnaval! Opening Celebration: Opening Programs

Sat., October 1, 12 4 pm

¡Carnaval! Opening Programs include talks on the Carnival music of Vienna and Trinidad accompanied by live performances, Carnival craft activities for the whole family, and a slide show of Carnivals from around the world from an award-winning travel photographer. Opening Programs are included with museum admission and are free for Burke members. See our website for a complete schedule.


¡Carnaval! Opening Celebration: Masquerade: a ¡Carnaval! Celebration

Sat., October 1, 7 9 pm

The Burke Museum will reopen for a spirited evening featuring the live music of Brazil, Trinidad, and Vienna. Festive attire strongly encouraged! Make your own accompanying mask and costume pieces. Light refreshments will be served. Entry to the Masquerade Celebration is a benefit of membership, non-members are invited to attend for a $25 fee.


¡Carnaval! Event: Arts Crush: Carnival Masks at the Burke

Sat., October 8, 10 am – 2 pm

Mask-making and Carnival at the Burke Museum! Explore our new exhibit ¡Carnaval! and create a festive Carnival mask to take home. Pay what you can.


¡Carnaval! Event: ¡Carnaval! Weekend Activities

Weekends, October 1, 2011 – January 8, 2012 

Join us for ¡Carnaval! weekly workshops at the Burke Museum. Children and adults are invited to make their own Carnival masks, props, and costumes in the exhibit. All workshops are free with Museum admission. Take home your own special interpretation of ¡Carnaval!  Check the Burke Museum website for a complete schedule.


About ¡Carnaval!: The exhibit tells the story of eight Carnival celebrations from around the world through the voices of the people who plan, create, and carry out the festivities each year. The exhibition is a full sensory exploration with visual, audio, and interactive experiences.


Local sponsors are: 4Culture, Boeing, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, National Endowment for the Humanities, Simpson Center for the Humanities, and Wells Fargo.  Media sponsor is: KUOW 94.9 Puget Sound Public Radio.


The exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is brought to you by Mid-America Arts Alliance. ¡Carnaval! was organized by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


High-resolution images are available, contact burkepr@u.washington.edu


The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays. $10.00 general, $8.00 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children 4 and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Prorated parking fees are $15 and partially refundable upon exit if paid in cash. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org. The Burke Museum is an American Association of Museums Accredited Museum.


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