Posted by: janamatusz | March 4, 2020

It’s a MARCH of the Animals! Two shows!

This month brings TWO exhibitions featuring the animals portraits I did at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Here is your invitation to the Providence Art Club Exhibition entitled “Hommages.”

PAC Invitation

As you can see, other Art Club members are also showing their work. My animal portraits will be all together upstairs in a mini-solo show in the Mary Castelnovo Gallery.

If you marked your calendar for the official opening reception of the Providence Art Club show, please check the date! The correct date is SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm (NOT Sunday, March 29!). Come and enjoy some refreshments, good company, and all the artwork.

But wait … there’s more! ALSO in March is the beginning of another showing of the animal portraits!

At the Harvard Museum of Natural History, they have put together a wonderful exhibit called “Face to Face: Portraits of Museum Animals by Jana Matusz.”


This exhibit displays reproductions of the expressive animal portraits, and encourages visitors to take the Caption Challenge. What do the animals seem to be saying? (If you enjoy the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest every week, you will LOVE this opportunity to be creative!) I’m so pleased that I’m able to help draw attention to some of the museum animals, and to encourage visitors to look more closely.

“Face to Face” will be open to the public beginning March 12, 2020 and will be on display through June 21, 2020. So you have plenty of time to plan a visit! (And you should!) The Harvard Museum of Natural History is an amazing treasure.

People come from all over the world to see the famous glass flowers, but there are also terrific exhibits of rocks and minerals, dinosaurs, the amazing collection of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and of course, my favorite, the huge and wonderful collection of bird and animal specimens. Bring your sketchbook and draw!

I will post again soon, with more information and news about both exhibits.

Meanwhile, stay safe and healthy, everyone!



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