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    “A night at the museum: No, really”

    Sure, you might spend a lazy Saturday afternoon at an art museum. But why not enjoy the art after the moon has risen? On Thursday, the University of Arizona Museum of Art is opening its doors to nighttime visitors from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    The event, UAMA After Dark, is an open invitation to students and the community, according to Emma Kleiner, the curatorial intern for the museum.

    “”The event is designed to be a fun night where people can explore the artwork and the museum in a different way than if they just came in by themselves,”” Kleiner said.

    Kleiner explained that UAMA After Dark is a way to make artwork interactive. There will be a scavenger hunt, which incorporates clues into the written panels by the art. Museum staff members also created puzzles out of pictures from the museum’s permanent collection.

    Gabriel Navia, a UA graduate student in classical guitar, will be playing live music at “”The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo”” exhibit.

    “”It’ll be great,”” Kleiner said. “”It really complements the atmosphere.””

    The event will also showcase the expertise of UA staff members. “”We definitely tried to pull people from different parts of campus to make the event very comprehensive,”” Kleiner added. Lauren Rabb, the curator of the museum, will lead a special tour of the museum’s exhibit, “”The Aesthetic Code,”” and UA professor Albrecht Classen will lead a tour of “”The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo.””

    If you’ve never been to the UAMA before, a night at the museum might be a perfect way to spice up your artistic experience. If you have, prepare for a new way to interact with art.

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