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Aboriginal Art Collection Will Come Alive During ‘Night at the Museum’

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection will host its own version of Night at the Museum this summer, featuring live music and an opportunity to explore the museum’s current exhibitions after hours. The event will take place on the third Thursday of each month through September, with the first one this Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Judy Chops, a six-piece Americana band from Staunton, will start playing at 6 p.m. Food trucks from The Australian Pie Guy, Got Dumplings? and Carpe Donut, and the local Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company will be on the premises.

Admission is $5 for nonmembers, and members of the museum get in free.

Music scheduled for the coming months will be Downbeat Project on July 18, The Hill and Wood on Aug. 15 and The Dericks on Sept. 19.

Not a member? The museum, the only one in the United States dedicated to the exhibition and study of Australian Aboriginal Art, has a special membership offer of $25 per household at the door. In addition to free admission to “Night at the Museum” all summer, membership includes a 10 percent discount in the gift shop, invitations to special events and receptions with artists, and advanced notice of upcoming programs.

For directions to the museum, which is located on Worrell Drive, go here.

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