Although it was almost a month ago, we wanted to record our success at our annual Halloween party that we held on the 29th of October. In case you missed it, here’s the recap:
In our upstairs galleries, we held two different tours for our visiting trick-or-treaters. The first tour went through our Voices exhibit, and was the more light-hearted of the two.
Several figures from the paintings came to life to interact with our party guests. Here, Simone Gowans dressed up as the mother from this painting by William Sargeant Kendall, titled The Artist’s Wife and Daughters.”
The woman portrayed here has a unique condition called heterochromia iridum. While her left eye is hazel, the right one is blue. Simone, who naturally has hazel eyes, was a trooper and went the extra mile by getting one blue contact to perfect her role. Thanks Simone!
The other tour (which ran through several exhibits: “Portraits of Childhood,” Corinne Geertsen’s “Beyond Memory,” and our Soviet collection) was dark and spooky. All the lights were turned off, and the museum goers had to rely solely on the light of their flashlights and the lamps carried by Victorian “ghosts” who wandered the exhibit.
In one corner of the gallery, our good friend Madam Carmen set up shop as a fortune teller.
Madame Carmen told some amazing fortunes that night. For instance, she revealed that one of the children will travel to the deepest trenches of the ocean, while another will travel to the farthest reaches of space. One of our guests will someday invent the world’s most delicious flavor of ice cream. She even predicted the future President of the United States. Who knew we had such influential people in our community?
On our main floor, we had games, crafts, and trick-or-treating.
If you came to the event, we want to thank you for attending and making it a great evening.
We had a great turnout, with about 800 people who showed up. If you missed the event, and would like to know about upcoming activities, check our Facebook page for more information. We love having these activities, and we do our best to make sure they are enjoyable for our community.