Scouted CalendatBetween last-minute getaways and back-to-school preparations, August can be pretty hectic (not to mention hot). And while it can be tempting to coast through the final weeks of summer, there are so many things in our Scouted cities to do and see, we can’t imagine letting a lengthy to-do list or a little humidity keep us down. Here’s a list of the events and exhibitions on our August Scouted calendar:

ASPEN

Little ones will love the Aspen Art Museum’s “Mad Potters Summer Workshop,” a week-long ceramics camp in which children ages 6-8 learn how to create pieces at Aspen Elementary School. Meanwhile, the grown-up set can enjoy the museum’s “Stories We Tell Ourselves” exhibit, which addresses the way artists incorporate language in their work. 

CHICAGO

Scene from the Steeplechase: The Fallen JockeyLittle Dancer Aged Fourteen, and numerous other works by Edgar Degas celebrating the human form in action make the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition “Degas: At the Track, On the Stage,” on view now through February 2016, a must-see. 

EQUESTRIAN

One of the most stylish events of the equestrian season takes place August 23 – 30 in Bridgehampton, New York: The Hampton Classic. TSG Equestrian will be hosting a breakfast event at Jumper Ring 2 on the morning of Thursday, August 27!

HUNT COUNTRY

Now through the end of the month, animal lovers can enjoy “Art & The Animal,” the 54th annual Society of Animal Artists’ exhibition, which includes sixty works of domestic and wild animals, at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia.

JACKSON HOLE

Praised as “One of the best places to hear classical music in the summer” by The Wall Street Journal,  The Grand Teton Music Festival’s Summer Festival brings top musicians from all over to Jackson Hole each summer. Enjoy the programs put on through this acclaimed event before it ends on August 15.

JACKSONVILLE

Enjoy stunning images of the Deep South at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville’s exhibit “Southern Exposure: Portraits of a Changing Landscape” before it closes on August 30. The works on display include photographs by Sally Mann, William Christenberry, and Richard Misrach. 

NEW ORLEANS

Prepare to be wowed by a rococo revival parlor at the New Orleans Museum of Art. In the exhibition “A Louisiana Parlor: Antebellum Taste & Context,” visitors can view a stunning room acquired from the Butler-Greenwood Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

RALEIGH

The North Carolina Museum of Art has the perfect late-summer evening planned for August 21: In conjunction with the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and the Raleigh Astronomy Club, they’re hosting “Stargazing in the Museum Park,” during which those 21+ can view Saturn and Mars through professional telescopes—and enjoy beer and snacks.

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