Johnny Cash and June Carter

| June 1, 2016 | Calendar

Join MIM for a celebration of the lives and legacies of Johnny Cash and June Carter. Come and hear gallery talks, test your knowledge of Carter/Cash trivia in our popular MIMQuiz activity, view special screenings of The Johnny Cash Show, and more! The schedule for the day, along with all avaliable activities are as follows:

Books, CDs, and Gifts available for purchase

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum Store
Visit the Museum Store to celebrate Johnny Cash, June Carter, and the Carter Family with CDs, books, gifts, and more commemorating the iconic pair and their legacies.

Photo Booth
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
El Río
Strike your best pose and have your picture taken with costumes and props at MIM’s custom photo booth, and instantly get your own copy to take home.

Instrument Spotlight: Autoharps from the Garry Harrison Collection
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
South El Río
Try your hand at the popular Appalachian musical instrument that was a favorite of June Carter and the Carter Family. MIM volunteer team members will be on hand to guide you in strumming a few chords on a selection of autoharps from MIM’s extensive Garry Harrison Collection of fretless zithers.

Drop-In Screenings: The Johnny Cash Show
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
MIM Music Theater
Drop in and catch an episode or two of The Johnny Cash Show. After the success of his two live prison albums, Cash took on hosting this musical variety show on television in the summer of 1969. Although it only lasted for two seasons, the show welcomed special musical guests each week, its regulars including June Carter and the Carter Family. Join us for a screening of four full-length episodes, all of which highlight musicians in MIM’s Artist Gallery such as Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, and Marty Robbins.

Gallery Talks
10:30–11:00 a.m. and 2:30–3:00 p.m.
Artist Gallery
Join Dr. Richard Walter, MIM’s curator for United States / Canada, for an informal talk and Q&A session focused on the Johnny Cash and Carter Family displays in the Artist Gallery. Take a closer look and learn more about the distinctive items on display.

She Draw You Caricatures
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
South El Río
Commemorate the day with a caricature! Have a whimsical portrait drawn by local artist Dianne Nowicki.

Lunch Menu Available for Purchase
11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Café Allegro
Try Café Allegro’s spin on folk-country favorites such as Big Iron Pot “Jackson” Chile and Country Pork Barbecue with Onion “Ring of Fire.”

Johnny Cash and June Carter MIMQuiz
3:15–4:00 p.m.
Event Room 2
How much do you really know about Johnny Cash, June Carter, and their music? Join us in Event Room 2 and be ready for some exciting rounds of team trivia. Come with a team or make new friends as we test your knowledge! The winning team will receive one $10 MIM gift card per person (no more than four people per team).

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