Sensational Science, Sports & silent ART
This Week at BCM
silent ART Auction Offers
Paintings, Ceramics, Jewelry and More!
Free Opening Reception from 5-7 p.m. Saturday
Behringer-Crawford Museum will turn into an art lovers’ marketplace on Saturday, August 31, with the opening of the museum’s annual silent ART auction.

More than 40 items, including oils, watercolors and acrylic paintings by well-known local artists, along with hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics, photography, mosaics, glass art and furniture, will be up for bid.

The auction kicks off with an artists’ reception, free to the public, from 5 to 7 p.m., prior to the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s concert at the Devou Park bandshell. Bidding will continue both at the museum and through digital devices until the 27th annual fresh ART gala and live auction at the museum on September 14.

Also on display beginning Saturday will be artwork by local high school students participating in the first annual Connie O’Donnell Student ART Invitational. The student art will not be available for purchase; however, the works will be judged by a panel of art experts, with one winner receiving a $50 prize and $500 going to the art department at the winner’s school.

The 27th annual fresh ART auction and party will take place in the museum’s amphitheater at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, with a live auction of “fresh” art created by dozens of artists working that weekend in Devou Park. A highlight of the live auction, which will be conducted by H. David Wallace, will be this year’s “Art from the Heart” by the late artist Wolfgang Ritschel, a mixed media created in 2003 titled “Out West.” Tickets to fresh ART are $80.

To reserve your spot or for more information, call 859-491-4003 or email

fresh ART 2019 is sponsored by the following:

Silver Palette Sponsors: Bellevue Family Dentistry, Joann Brown, Covington Independent Public Schools, Mrs. Ruth Faragher & Family, Milburn Family Foundation, Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air and Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP. 
Table Sponsors: City of Covington, Designs Direct, LLC, Pamela & Ken Marcum, Southbank Partners, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management, and Gerry & Anthony Zembrodt. 
Artists Awards Sponsor: Patricia & William Applegarth Artists Excellence Award. 
Supporters: Kathy & Leo Calderon, Sue & Don Corken, Earl Franks Sons & Daughters, Jackson Interiors, Kate & Mark Neikirk, O'Donnell Group, Pendery Insurance.  
Since fresh ART began in 1992, more than a half million dollars has been raised, bringing educational and cultural activities to 275,000 Northern Kentucky children. 
Behringer-Crawford Museum is supported in part by our members, the City of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Court, ArtsWave, Kentucky Arts Council, the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. US Bank Foundation. 

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Chippie's Sensational Science Labs:
On Tour at Fr. Hanses Park
Wednesdays in September
Chippie is ready for the start of school! Throughout September, Chippie's Sensational Science Lab: On Tour! will pop up at Fr. Hanses Park at the corner of 11th St. and Hermes in Covington, Ky Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on:

September 4
September 11
September 18 
September 25

The labs are in conjunction with Covington Parks & Recreation for children in kindergarten through grade 8. For more information, call 859-491-4003, email or go to
Chippie's Sensational Science Lab:
The Sporty Scientist
Thursday, Sept. 5, 1-2 p.m.
Why do balls bounce? What makes a good hockey puck? Learn the answers to these questions and more at Chippie's next Sensational Science Lab, "The Sporty Scientist," Thursday, Sept. 5, 1-2 p.m.

Chippie, BCM’s chipmunk mascot, introduces science to children aged 3 to 5 in this fun and educational monthly series, which incorporates S.T.E.A.M. elements and age-appropriate experiments!

Cost: museum admission plus $3 lab fee per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required: call (859) 491-4003. Location: Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road -Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. Free parking.
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday, Sept. 21
Where will your inquisitive mind lead you this Museum Day? Museum Day, Sept. 21, is a celebration of boundless curiosity. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country, including Behringer-Crawford Museum, will provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Download your ticket TODAY for free admission for two people on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 by visiting:
Explore. Experiment. Experience.
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Behringer-Crawford Museum is supported in part by our members;
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Kentucky Arts Council, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. US Bank Foundation and the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.
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