Minnetrista Building in Muncie Reopening


Minnetrista will reopen their buildings from October 2-9 for a week of member’s-only access to their exciting new exhibits.

Join Minnetrista for an early look at Mission AerospaceArtwork of East Central Indiana: Minnetrista Award Winners, and Karen’s Favorite Things, all happening at Minnetrista’s Center Building. The Orchard Shop will also be open beginning October 2. The general public will gain access starting October 10.

Minnetrista’s building hours will be adjusted from their normal hours from October 2 through the end of the year. These new hours are: Monday & Tuesday, Closed; Wednesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.

Mission Aerospace

Member Preview: October 2–9

Public Admission: October 10–February 14, 2021

Explore this interactive maze to learn about the history of flight, navigation, and NASA’s vision for the future! Experiment with thrust, lift, control surfaces and gyroscopes. Build rockets and paper airplanes, then test them for distance and air-dexterity. Launch your imagination and urge for learning at this out of this world exhibit!

Thanks to exhibit supporting sponsor: eKeeper Systems

Artwork of East Central Indiana: Minnetrista Award Winners

Member Preview: October 2–9

Public Admission: October 10–January 10, 2021

This exhibit is Minnetrista’s opportunity to share some rarely seen gems from our large fine art collection. The pieces in this exhibit represent many of the remarkable pieces that have been added to the Minnetrista Heritage Collection through purchase awards from our annual art shows. The exhibited work is diverse in medium, theme, and time period. There will be something for everyone to appreciate and enjoy!

Karen’s Favorite Things

Member Preview: October 2–9

Public Admission: October 10–February 14, 2021

Located in Minnetrista’s Center Building’s Heritage Gallery, this exhibit will be a unique look at many of the wonderful and curious items from the Minnetrista Heritage Collection. The exhibit was curated by Karen Vincent, who will celebrate her retirement in 2021 after over 3 decades of service across the institution.

Minnetrista will reopen Oakhurst Experience and welcome two new exhibits: Bob Ross Experience and Bob Ross at Home: Artist, Teacher, Friend on October 31. More information about these exciting openings to come!

Minnetrista has enacted a variety of safety protocols and will continue to follow health and safety guidelines to keep visitors and staff safe. This includes crowd control measures and a mask mandate while indoors. Bob Ross Experience will required timed tickets for admission. Entry for all other indoor programming will be general admission, with capacities monitored to ensure proper social distancing.

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