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- The Morton Arboretum has joined Museums for All, a program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), designed to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.
What is Museums for All?
Museums for All is a cooperative initiative between the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) to encourage increased and regular museum attendance by low-income and underserved families. The Morton Arboretum is one of only two cultural institutions in the state of Illinois and currently the only public garden in the nation to sign on to this innovative community-engagement initiative. The program launched at the Arboretum on January 1, 2016.
- The Morton Arboretum, an outdoor museum and living tree laboratory outside of Chicago, Illinois, welcomed more than one million visitors in 2015, reaching this single-year milestone for the first time in its 93-year history.
- This month, The Morton Arboretum will introduce Arbor Oak Amber Ale, its first-ever namesake beer. Brewed in partnership with Chicago’s Lake Effect Brewing Co. using oak from the Arboretum’s grounds and Wisconsin special-roast malts, the new beer is a perfect blend of seasonal flavors.
- Shannon Jane Morgan and other featured artist will present live demonstrations of glassblowing and art glass creation at the Glass Pumpkin Patch event October 14 through 18, 2015.
- Sean Kenney spent so much time playing with LEGO® toys growing up that he decided he might as well make a career of it. For more than 30 years, the artist and “professional kid” has been turning ordinary LEGO bricks into sculptures for large-scale exhibits such as the award-winning Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO bricks by Sean Kenney as well as major corporations and venues around the globe.
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