Diorama Sketch Night

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Ave

Presented in partnership with the Manitoba Museum

Diorama Sketch Night will include an introduction by Senior Exhibit Designer Jaya Beange and behind-the-scenes diorama insight provided by retired Diorama Artist Betsy Thorsteinson. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the art of museology and receive reduced-rate admission to the Museum (because of the Animal Inside Out exhibit, regular admission is $20). Some sketching materials will be provided (although you are welcome to bring your own.)

Dioramas present an illusion, changing the scale of objects to create depth perception in a confined space. The world’s first dioramas were created for the Biological Museum in Sweden in 1893, and they continue to be prominent in museum display today. These “windows into nature” fuse landscape painting, sculpture, assemblage and taxidermy to create life-like representations. Every leaf is gathered or manufactured and painted! Explore some of the finest examples to be found in Western Canada in this special evening at the Manitoba Museum.

$12.60; All genders welcome. To register please visit the Manitoba Museum website.