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20200101 Dr Juan GonzalezThe International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) will be rocking out during its first lecture of the New Year on Thursday, January 2.

Join Dr. Juan Gonzalez, from UTRGV, at 6 p.m. for insights on his new research of the geological history of the RGV. Dr. Juan Gonzalez is a native of Colombia and an Associate Professor at the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences at UTRGV. He received his PhD at Tulane University.

His research interest includes, paleoclimate, past and present sea level change, geoarchaeology and the geologic history of the Rio Grande Valley. His research is multidisciplinary and largely field based, resulting in over 30 peer reviewed publications in scientific journals.

Visitors can also explore the IMAS fine art galleries including Mexican and Latin American Folk Art, the newly opened Compulsory Measures, and Erica Daborn’s Dialogues with Mother Earth and the Christmas Tree Forest before their final day, Sunday, January 5.

The museum is located at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and Nolana Avenue at 1900 W. Nolana in McAllen. Hours of operation are Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. On the first Thursday of each month, IMAS is open until 8 p.m. Visit theimasonline.org or call (956) 681-2800 for more information.