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Pequot Museum Launches 2017 Season with Exciting Spring Events!
From a New Contemporary Art Exhibition to Family-friendly Owl Programs, There’s Something for Everyone Here This Year!

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – March 13, 2017 – The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center announced today it will reopen for the 2017 season on March 29. The world’s largest Native American museum launches its 19th season with exciting, one-of-a-kind offerings including a newly curated contemporary art exhibition, a free artist reception, and a program exploring the secret lives of owls.

March 29 - Reopening
Come explore history on a grand scale! Nestled on 10 pristine acres, our breathtaking 308,000-square-foot center offers a modern tribute to the history and homelands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the Conn. coastline, and Native Americans throughout the northeast. Spectacular exhibits and galleries showcase indigenous cultures, science, the arts, and the abundance of natural resources native to the area through the ages — from the Ice Age to today!

March 31 - Without a Theme Exhibition Opens
This newly curated, world-class compilation of contemporary works opens on March 31. The immersive display features 20 vibrant, large-format installations from seven premier North American artists. Without a Theme will be housed in the Mashantucket Gallery until Nov. 2 and is included in general museum admission.

March 31 - Artist Reception
An artist reception for Without a Theme will be held from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guests will be the first to view the new contemporary art exhibition and will enjoy the opportunity to meet featured artists from across the U.S. and Canada. This event is free and open to the public. Native-inspired hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Pequot Cafe’s acclaimed chef Sherry Pocknett will be served. Please RSVP here.

April 15 - Eyes on Owls Programs
At 1:00 and 3:00, join us to explore the secret world of owls – and meet several of these elusive feathered friends live! Naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson will host two fun, interactive programs that take a close look at owls of New England and beyond. Learn how to hoot and how to attract and protect owls near you! The first 200 attendees under 17 are free, thanks to program sponsors Naskart and Chelsea Groton Bank. Members of our Eyes on Owls partner, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, also attend free. Please visit here for more details.

About Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is a non-profit educational institution that seeks to further knowledge and understanding of the richness and diversity of the indigenous cultures and societies of the U.S. and Canada. The museum consists of permanent exhibits, the Mashantucket Gallery, classrooms, a 320-seat auditorium, restaurant, and museum shop, while the research center houses collections, libraries, archives, and archaeology and conservation laboratories.
The world’s largest Native American museum, The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center serves as a major resource on the histories and cultures of Native Americans in the northeast and on the region's rich natural history.

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