Calendar

Jul
8
Sat
FridaFest @ Edinburg City Hall Courtyard
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The annual celebration of the influential artist returns to Edinburg. Art, music, dance and much more. Free, family friendly event.

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The city festival is completely free for the community and will provide a showcase of local and visiting talents including art, live music, dance, and poetry to celebrate and explore the cultured artwork that Frida Kahlo established throughout her lifetime. Guests are invited to enjoy Frida look-alike contests, food booths, live recreations of Frida Kahlo’s paintings, music bands, refreshments, and handcrafted.

Jul
30
Sun
IMAS Studio Sundays @ International Museum of Art & Science
Jul 30 all-day
IMAS Studio Sundays @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

IMAS extends the fun this summer with one hour monthly art workshops exploring a different topic each time. Included in regular admission.

Dive into the world of fine art during these one-hour workshops! These workshops are perfect for learners of all ages and skill levels.

WATERCOLOR DRAWING (June 25)
Explore the world of superheroes as we create comic book art using pen and watercolor paint.

MOSAICS (July 30)
Learn the process of creating mosaics. Create your own mosaic of a fish to take home.

BOTANICAL PRINTMAKING (August 27)
Get inspired by the summer flowers throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Learn about the process of printmaking as we create botanical prints.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING (September 17)
Discover the process of creating one of the most popular painting subjects: landscape. Learn the tips and tricks used by artists when working with acrylic paint as you create your own Valley-inspired landscape painting.

*Space is limited.
*Included in the price of General Admission.
*Free for IMAS Members.
RSVP today by calling (956) 681-2800.

Aug
5
Sat
IMAS Educator Open House @ International Museum of Art & Science
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
IMAS Educator Open House @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

Free workshop for area teachers will valid school I.D.

Gear up for the new school year at IMAS. Join us for an information meeting at 2:00p.m. to learn more about the exciting new field trips and outreaches IMAS has to offer.

Join us at 3:00 p.m. for a hands-on STEAM workshop.

Stop by our Art Studio, S.O.S. and BioZone for engaging lesson plan and enter to win a Free Field Trip for you class at the IMAS information table.

*Free Admission for Educators with a valid school I.D.

Aug
27
Sun
IMAS Studio Sundays @ International Museum of Art & Science
Aug 27 all-day
IMAS Studio Sundays @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

IMAS extends the fun this summer with one hour monthly art workshops exploring a different topic each time. Included in regular admission.

Dive into the world of fine art during these one-hour workshops! These workshops are perfect for learners of all ages and skill levels.

WATERCOLOR DRAWING (June 25)
Explore the world of superheroes as we create comic book art using pen and watercolor paint.

MOSAICS (July 30)
Learn the process of creating mosaics. Create your own mosaic of a fish to take home.

BOTANICAL PRINTMAKING (August 27)
Get inspired by the summer flowers throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Learn about the process of printmaking as we create botanical prints.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING (September 17)
Discover the process of creating one of the most popular painting subjects: landscape. Learn the tips and tricks used by artists when working with acrylic paint as you create your own Valley-inspired landscape painting.

*Space is limited.
*Included in the price of General Admission.
*Free for IMAS Members.
RSVP today by calling (956) 681-2800.

Sep
1
Fri
McAllen Artwalk @ Archer Park
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
16
Sat
Collage 2017: IMAS 50th Anniversary @ International Museum of Art & Science
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Collage 2017: IMAS 50th Anniversary @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

The museum marks their 50th Anniversary with their annual gala.

The Museum’s Board of Trustees and staff members are excited to announce Collage 2017, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS). This year’s black-tie celebration will take place at IMAS on Saturday, September 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This year especially, Collage is about celebration. We celebrate the museum, the key organizations that helped start the museum, the generous individuals who have continually assisted in the growth of our museum, the community within which we have grown and we celebrate the city which has assisted us in reaching our current position.

Mark your calendars and reserve your tickets to join us as we honor the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses that have supported IMAS over the past 50 years. Collage, one of the longest running fundraisers in our area, raises critical funds for continuing and expanding museum programs, and is one of the most eagerly anticipated social events of the year. The funds raised through Collage allow the museum the opportunity to continue creating life enhancing art and science exhibitions, educational programs and cultural events towards inspiring our visitors to “Think. Discover. Experience. & Create!”

The International Museum of Art & Science, also known as the McAllen International Museum, was chartered under the laws of the state of Texas on June 2, 1967 through the efforts of the Women’s Junior Service League and the McAllen City Commission to increase the quality of life for the citizens of the Rio Grande Valley and to provide cultural arts activities that are meaningful, educational, and available to the public. The museum was dedicated and formally opened to the public on October 26, 1969. During that time, the museum’s acquisitions consisted of Mexican folk art, contemporary art, historical documents as well as a collection of scientific specimens of rocks, minerals, shells and coral which were all made possible thanks to the generosity of local collectors.

In 1974, when the McAllen citizens voted to construct a new 21,000 sq. ft. building at its present location on Nolana Ave. through a city bond, the Board of Trustees raised $400,000 for new exhibits, furnishings and landscaping. In 1982, the Board of Trustees expanded the museum’s mission to include the arts and science. In 2001, an additional building was constructed and the museum’s name changed to the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS).

Today, IMAS provides 50,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, an outside sculpture garden and a children’s play area called Rio Scape which was constructed by generous members of the community. IMAS is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), a Smithsonian Affiliate organization as well as a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). IMAS, the largest art and science museum in South Texas, welcomes over 70,000 visitors a year. IMAS takes pride in providing our community fine art and science exhibitions of the highest caliber possible, in addition to providing exceptionally engaging educational programs since its establishment on June 2, 1967. A must-see exhibition at IMAS is the Science on a Sphere, located inside the IMAS Theatre. There are only 145 Science on a Sphere theaters throughout the world.

The International Museum of Art & Science Board of Trustees humbly asks you to not only attend this year’s 50th Anniversary Collage celebration, but to also consider sponsoring this important fundraising event. We have great things happening at the museum and your kindness, support and generosity will ensure that they continue. We seek your support to further our mission to provide world-class art and science exhibitions, science, technology, engineering, art and math (S.T.E.A.M.) programming, and cultural events to the Rio Grande Valley. If you are interested in attending or supporting the museum as a Collage sponsor, please visit our website at www.theimasonline.org or call (956) 681-2800 for more information. We appreciate your generosity and look forward to welcoming you to Collage 2017, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the International Museum of Art & Science.

Sep
24
Sun
IMAS Studio Sundays @ International Museum of Art & Science
Sep 24 all-day
IMAS Studio Sundays @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

IMAS extends the fun this summer with one hour monthly art workshops exploring a different topic each time. Included in regular admission.

Dive into the world of fine art during these one-hour workshops! These workshops are perfect for learners of all ages and skill levels.

WATERCOLOR DRAWING (June 25)
Explore the world of superheroes as we create comic book art using pen and watercolor paint.

MOSAICS (July 30)
Learn the process of creating mosaics. Create your own mosaic of a fish to take home.

BOTANICAL PRINTMAKING (August 27)
Get inspired by the summer flowers throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Learn about the process of printmaking as we create botanical prints.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING (September 17)
Discover the process of creating one of the most popular painting subjects: landscape. Learn the tips and tricks used by artists when working with acrylic paint as you create your own Valley-inspired landscape painting.

*Space is limited.
*Included in the price of General Admission.
*Free for IMAS Members.
RSVP today by calling (956) 681-2800.

Oct
6
Fri
McAllen Artwalk @ Archer Park
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
3
Fri
McAllen Artwalk @ Archer Park
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dec
1
Fri
McAllen Artwalk @ Archer Park
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
5
Fri
McAllen Artwalk @ Archer Park
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
2
Fri
McAllen Artwalk @ Archer Park
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm