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Mount Vernon, IL, April 6-8, 2024

A Total Experience!

A Total Experience!

Cedarhurst and Mt. Vernon, Illinois are perfectly positioned for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse!

While a partial solar eclipse will be visible across the entire United States, including much of the rest of Illinois, the special characteristics of a total solar eclipse can only be experienced within the narrow path of totality – specifically in areas such as Mt. Vernon.

Cedarhurst has leaned into this unique position and developed three days of quality programming to help all ages learn more about this phenomenon.

Visit Mt. Vernon and experience the eclipse in the path of TOTALITY at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts!

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE ARTS WEEKEND AT CEDARHURST
is sponsored by

Mount Vernon, Illinois

Eclipse Timeline

Duration of Totality – 3min. 4sec.
Partial Eclipse Begins – 12:44 pm CDT
Total Eclipse Begins – 2:00 pm CDT
Partial Eclipse Ends – 3:18 pm CDT

All Eclipse Events have CAPACITY LIMITS.

ADVANCE ticket purchases AND “free” member reservations (where applicable) are recommended.

If you have a question about tickets or reservations please call 618-242-1236 x 225

or email vonda@cedarhurst.org

1:00 to 3:00 pm
Mitchell Museum Performance Hall
SATURDAY | APRIL 6

Sun, Moon, 

and Art!

Sun, Moon, and Art!

Family Fun with the Eclipse

Families with pre-K and school-age kids are invited to Cedarhurst for fun hands-on “Eclipse-Themed” activities!

Create an interactive solar eclipse craft • Participate in a collaborative chalk art installation • Make a galaxy art collage and snack on Oreo moon phases!

ADMISSION*
General Admission – $5
Cedarhurst Members – FREE!

6:00 pm – Doors Open | Cocktail Hour
7:00 pm – Presentation and Q&A
Mitchell Museum Performance Hall
SATURDAY | APRIL 6

Celestial Science!

Celestial Science!

We are honored to feature two guest speakers that will shed lights on the science of the eclipse.

  • Kenneth Sembach,
    Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Susanna Widicus Weaver,
    Astrochemist and professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison

ADMISSION*
General Admission – $15
Cedarhurst Members – $5

3:00 pm – Afternoon Matinee
Mitchell Museum Performance Hall
SUNDAY | APRIL 7

Classical Music

Concert

Classical Music Concert

Pianist – Mark Valenti

The Cedarhurst Music Series welcomes acclaimed musician Mark Valenti presenting a program inspired by the mysteries of the universe and performing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, paired with favorites by Claude Debussy such as “La terrace des audiences au clair de line (The terrace by moonlight).
A reception will follow the concert.

Concert sponsors: Doug and Debby Kroeschen
2023 – 2024 Music Series Sponsors:
The Bernard and Naomi L. Podolsky Charitable Trust

ADMISSION*
General Admission – $30
Cedarhurst Members – $20
Students (with ID) – $5

11:00 AM to 5:00 pm
Sculpture Park | Mitchell Museum
MONDAY | APRIL 8

Total Eclipse

Watch Party!

Total Eclipse Watch Party!

Experience this rare and incredible phenomenon on the beautiful and spacious 80 acre Cedarhurst campus. Solar Eclipse ~ Totality ~ occurs at 2:02 pm and will last more than 3 minutes at this location! Eclipse viewing glasses provided – while supplies last.

  • Live Music on the Museum Patio
    “Just for Spite”  |  “Pumphouse Monster”
  • Food & Drink Concessions
  • 80 Acre Sculpture Park
  • 5 Art Galleries
  • Beck Family Center
  • Craft Vendors

ADMISSION*
General Admission – $15
All children under 10
Cedarhurst Members – $5

Thank you to these partners for their programming support