Special Invitation: An Afternoon with Karlheinz Beaver

Karlheinz BeaverThe Board of Governors of The Park Museum invites all Park residents to a special event: an afternoon with Karlheinz Beaver.

On Sunday, February 4, 2018, the chief architect of Lodgi-Cal Architects and the designer of the 2018 prognostication pad will formally add his blueprints to the museum’s current exhibition, “The Means and the Message: A Decade of Prognostication Pads.” Afterwards, Beaver will host a Q&A session with attendees regarding the pad’s design and functionality.

Refreshments will be served courtesy of The PurrBoy Café.

Please join us on Sunday, 4 February 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for this special event.

Museum to host Winterlong exhibit honouring the Prognostication Pad

2017-Prognostication-Pad-1In celebration of almost fifteen years of elected prognosticators in The Park, The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibit, “The Means and the Message: A Decade of Prognostication Pads.”

This multimedia exhibit will honour not only those who have been elected Park Official Prognosticator of Spring (POPS), but the means that they have used to make their predictions: the prognostication pad.

The Winterlong exhibit will showcase the evolution of the prognostication pad throughout the past decade, putting the pad in historical context, and demonstrating the way in which its use has changed the office and duties of the prognosticator as well as the way in which spectators view the prediction.

Included in the exhibit will be pad architects’ blueprints, messages, notes, and correspondence, press interviews with Chief organizer Wyatt Whistlepig, Jr., and videotaped interviews with former prognosticators. Throughout the Winter, the museum will also host Q&A sessions with architects and with journalists who have covered The Park’s Groundhog Day celebrations over the years.

The exhibit will also feature memorabilia from POPS campaigns, including posters, flyers, buttons, newspaper interviews, television and radio interviews and recorded speeches, as well as original documents from court challenges to the predictions.

“The Means and the Message: A Decade of Prognostication Pads” will run from 31 October until 14 February 2018.

Park Museum plans travelling exhibition to honour Zoocracy 35

zoocracy-35The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce a new travelling exhibition in honour of the thirty-fifth anniversary of zoocracy.

The travelling exhibition will display relevant samples of the museum’s holdings on a number of themes and will make several tours of The Park until the end of the year.

The exhibition will embark on its first tour in April. It will make stops in the commercial district, restaurant row, and the residential areas of The Park before stopping for a week outside each of the Park Cinema, The Burrow Theatre, the Park Repertory Theatre, the New Harmony Theatre, and the Howler Comedy Club.

The Board of Governors of The Park Museum wishes to thank the Founding Families Financial Corporation for its generous support of the Zoocracy 35 Travelling Exhibition.

Museum to host pop-up exhibit in honour of POPS elections: Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt

beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt-for-park-museumIn celebration of this year’s POPS election season, The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce its first pop-up exhibition, “Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt.”

This multimedia exhibit will honour the POPS election process as well as this year’s unconventional campaign.

The exhibit will showcase material related to the 2003 decision by Mr. Justice Augustus Dindon to open the position of POPS to elections. It will also feature memorabilia from past campaigns, including posters, flyers, buttons, newspaper interviews, television and radio interviews and recorded speeches.

“Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt” will run from 31 October until 17 November 2016.

EDAM Collection Gala sold out

The Board of Governors of The Park Museum wishes to inform you that tickets to the July 31 Gala Celebration of Holstein Fashion’s EDAM Collection have sold out.

Those who are currently not holding tickets but who wish to attend the Gala Celebration are invited to call at the museum’s entrance two hours before the event begins. If we are in possession of returned tickets, we will be sell them there on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Park Museum and Holstein Fashion thank you for your support of our exhibition.

The Park Museum welcomes Holstein Fashion’s EDAM Collection

Dog in tophatBurro in winter clothingPenguin in dressThe Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce its association with Holstein Fashion in an upcoming exhibition.

The new exhibition will shine a light on the plight of those who experience enforced domestication. Dorika Pumi, head curator of The Park Museum’s art gallery, will work closely with Holstein Fashion and Designs by Holstein to present Creations from the EDAM Collection.

The designs of the EDAM Collection were created exclusively for The Park’s Enforced Domestication Awareness Month. The Park Museum’s exhibition will show these creations in a unique context. The designs will be showcased with written commentary and experts in the field of enforced domestication, extinction anxiety, and interspecial relations will conduct seminars and Q & A sessions during the exhibition.

Creations from the EDAM Collection will open on August 1, 2016.

A message of thanks from the Board of Governors and Curator

Let's Talk Balls (1)The Board of Governors of The Park Museum and head curator Dorika Pumi wish to express their gratitude to Bailey, The Mammalian Daily’s balls columnist, for his trust and generosity in lending his private collection of balls to the museum for the duration of the upcoming exhibition, Flyball and the Importance of Balls in the Everyday Life of Park Animals.

In addition to this great gift, we have benefitted immensely from Bailey’s work as co-curator of the exhibition. His openness in sharing his vast knowledge of balls, his work ethic, and his loyalty will never be forgotten.

“All Our Lines Are Busy:” An Invitation to The Park Museum’s Music Gallery Fundraiser

All our lines are busy

The Board of Governors of The Park Museum requests the honour of your presence at a fundraising extravaganza to be held at the museum on the evening of February 29, 2016.

All proceeds from this spectacular night of song, dance, food, and fun, will go toward the completion of the museum’s Music Gallery. Our theme for the evening is “All Our Lines Are Busy.” It is meant to reflect The Park’s vibrant musical community.

Please advise us of your plans to attend by emailing the Board at rsvp@parkmuseum.info. 

The Park Museum gratefully acknowledges the organizational assistance of Thisbe and the Barkettes, Clark Cascanueces, the Canine Music Association, and Chef Tab Tricolore.

Media partner: The Mammalian Daily

Agreement reached with Institute for the Study of Mammalian Life over custody of beloved tome

The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached for the establishment of a permanent home for The AutoZOËography of ZoëCat.

We are happy to report that both The Park Museum and the Institute for the Study of Mammalian Life (ISML) have agreed to act as joint official custodians of The AutoZOËography of ZoëCat, one of the most important works in Park history.

This agreement, upon which the signatures of officials from both institutions will be set the week of August 17, 2015, will enable the care in perpetuity of this precious tome.

Further details of the agreement will be posted on this web site in the near future.

All parties are pleased with this agreement and we plan to move forward with the logistics as soon as possible.

Thisbe and the Barkettes donate Stuffed Dogs Don’t Shed original sheet music to Museum

The Board of Governors of The Park Museum is pleased to confirm the generous donation by Thisbe and the Barkettes of the original sheet music of Stuffed Dogs Don’t Shed.

The entire donation package, which consists of the sheet music plus several early drafts of the lyrics, will be displayed in a special exhibition space that is currently being prepared on the first floor of the museum. Details about its opening will be announced in the coming months.

The Board of Governors acknowledges with gratitude the opportunity to preserve and showcase this important piece of The Park’s musical history.