The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art will host 'Summer Nights' from May - August, at the State Fair Community College campus.

There are four special evening events, with extended hours, on the fourth Thursdays of each month, from May - August.. h The hours are slated from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 25, June 22, July 27, and August 24.

The first 'Summer Night' event is scheduled for May 25, and according to a press release from SFCC, features magician Eric Vaughn, who delivers family-friendly magic with a funny, light-hearted approach. The release states that Vaughn is a recipient of the Magician of the Year award from Kansas City’s International Brotherhood of Magicians.

The June 22 event will be the opening reception for the Daum’s summer exhibitions including “Reflections: Sedalia Visual Art Association Members’ Exhibition,” “New Now 3: Recent Additions to the Collection,” and “Sherry Leedy: The Weight of Light.” Thomas Piché Jr., Daum Museum director, will give a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m.

On July 27, the Daum will host SpoFest, which is described as a community group that promotes the writing and sharing, of poetry and prose, in the Sedalia area. Area writers will read selections from their works.

'Summer Night' programs will conclude on August 24, and will feature educational family activities.

The 'Summer Night' events begin at 6:00 p.m., and are free to the public.

For more information, call the museum at 660-530-5888 or visit daummuseum.org.

Randy Kirby