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May events at the Tempe History Museum

Post Date:05/15/2018 12:40 PM

Expressive art, sculptures and live music are all happening at the Tempe History Museum this month. Check out the May lineup of events. The museum’s newest featured exhibit – Humans of Tempe – is also on display, showcasing the portraits and stories of everyday people who live, work or spend time in Tempe. And mark your calendars for the return of Tempe Time Machine, which is a summer enrichment program that begins in June.

Now through June 3: Material Beauty

This pop-up ASU sculpture display explores some of the natural aspects of sculptural materials and how they impact the meaning of beauty. The exhibit is open during regular museum hours and runs through June 3.

webmillerThursday, May 17, 7 p.m. : THIRD THURSDAY at the MUSEUM – An Evening with David Miller (Primordial Creative Studio) - Expressive and Experimental Photography

David Miller will speak about Expressive + Experimental Photography -  blending all the things individuals can do with photography to go beyond the straight image. Guests will enjoy coffee and dessert before taking part in a group light painting event.

The 3rd Thursday at the Museum series features the best local dessert and coffee and an event that is part artist portrait, part history lesson, part community forum, and part creative event. Free, family-friendly and open to the public; donations welcomed.

webDRYC 2018Friday, May 25, 7 p.m.: PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM – Dry River Yacht Club

The Dry River Yacht Club’s seven-member lineup surrounds an acoustic guitar with violin, percussion, bass, bassoon and trombone. The band’s sound is an artful mix of gypsy, Bohemian, Eastern European, American and world music. Meet the band in a Q and A after the show. Free, family-friendly and open to the public.

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Tuesday, May 22, 6 p.m.: Film and Dialogue Featuring the Life of Paul Robeson

The African American Advisory Committee, in conjunction with Danny White, presents a film and dialogue featuring the life of American icon Paul Robeson at Pyle Recreation Center, 655 E Southern Avenue, Tempe. This program is free and open to the public.