Thanksgiving Week Fun at High Desert Museum


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The Roots that Connect Us

We are honored to display the community art project of the beloved and now much-missed artist and arts advocate Patricia Clark. Rooted opens Saturday, November 20 at the High Desert Museum.

Rooted brings together more than 50 artists with a singular focus. Over 25 sessions, they gathered, a few at a time, to draw a root. The subject inspires in its strength, connectedness and ability to bring a community together.

After a celebrated career as Chair of the Art Department at California State University, Long Beach, Clark retired and brought her passion and advocacy to Bend. The master printmaker founded in 2007 Atelier 6000, or A6, a center for printmaking and book arts. Clark quickly endeared herself to the arts community as she continued her work in uniting and building support for the community. She passed away on November 16.

Opening: Rooted by Patricia Clark
Saturday, November 20
FREE with Museum admission

New Exhibit: Carrying Messages

Lydia Jennings, Ph.D., (Wixárika and Yoeme) runs in recognition of the value of Indigenous knowledge about the land, including Indigenous place names and land management practices.

Explore her story and others who see running as a source of Indigenous empowerment in the new exhibit Carrying Messages: Native Runners, Ancestral Homelands and Awakening opening this Saturday, November 20.

Exhibit Opening: Carrying Messages: Native Runners, Ancestral Homelands And Awakening
Saturday, November 20
FREE with Museum admission

Don’t Miss Harvest Time at the Miller Ranch

It’s time to celebrate the harvest at the Miller Ranch! Join us this Saturday, November 20 from 11am-1pm.

The family will press apples for cider, make tasty dishes including harvest vegetable soup and more.

Harvest Fest at the Miller Ranch
Saturday, November 20
FREE with Museum admission

A Holiday Gift that Gives All Year

There are many gifts that can leave that special person wide-eyed and soaring!

Adopt an Animal and give a gift that offers a unique experience and helps care for the wildlife at the Museum.

Which one is your loved one’s favorite? From the great horned owl to the gray fox, you’ll find the perfect animal to make a one-of-a-kind present. Adoptions come with an array of benefits including Museum passes, plush stuffed animals and more.

You can also purchase an annual gift membership, giving the gift of discovery in changing exhibits, play at the Miller Ranch and joy in the Autzen Otter Exhibit.

Museum members are part of a very special family. Memberships include free admission, invitations to exclusive events and more.

Give the gift of wonder for 365 days!

Adopt an Animal

Gift Memberships


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