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Libations & Leonardo: Museum Adult Night offers Live Music, Dancing, Drawing & Painting Class

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

June 07, 2018


(Albuquerque, New Mexico) --- Take to the dance floor and explore the depths of your artistic talent with a paintbrush and a glass of wine Friday night, June 15 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The Museum is hosting Libations & Leonardo, a dance/paint party with artistic instructions provided by Albuquerque’s Kelly Jo Designs by Wine.

The Libations & Leonardo event is Friday, June 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Regular admission for the night is $25, and includes admission to Da Vinci—The Genius, access to the Museum’s regular exhibits, a cash bar, dancing in the atrium, and option drawing workshop, plus there will be a food truck onsite.

To purchase admission to the event (without the painting class) log onto the Museum website or follow this link: Libations and Leonardo June 15 tickets - no painting

Tickets are $35 to participate in the painting activity led by instructors from Kelly Jo Design by Wine This includes access to Da Vinci—The Genius, the regular museum exhibits, cash bar, dancing in the atrium, an optional drawing workshop, and the food truck. Space for the painting class is limited to 50 participants. To purchase an admission ticket that includes the painting class option log onto the Museum website or follow this link: Libations & Leonardo June 15 event with Painting Activity.

Graft Gallery is partnering with the Museum to provide drawing activities within the exhibit. They will be using items from the collection for inspiration. This portion of the evening is included with admission for the night.

Musical entertainment for the evening is provided by Andres Sedillo, DJ extraordinaire. The cash bar is provided by local entrepreneurs "Left Turn Distilling".

“We’re excited about our Libations & Leonardo night,” said Margie Marino, Director of the NMMNHS. “It’s a perfect way to end the work week with a little wine, and little music, and, for some, creating a work of art they can take home with them. We expect the painting class to sell out fast so folks should be prepared to reserve a space early.”

About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibits, exhibitions, programs, and workshops in Paleontology, Geoscience, Bioscience, Earth Science, Natural Science, Gemology, is the Southwest’s largest repository for dinosaur fossils, and includes a Planetarium and a DynaTheater. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800. Events, news releases and images about activities at the Museum of Natural History and Science and other in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at


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