Anonymous artist 'Poet' donates unique paintings for Easter egg hunt at Bakersfield Museum of Art

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Museum of Art received a pleasant Easter surprise early Saturday from a local street artist known as "Poet ." 

The museum's director of marketing, Matt Munoz, told 23ABC in an email that a basket of artistic appreciation was left outside their gates. 

Inside the basket was a package of limited prints and canvas works, in addition to a bag of painted plastic Easter eggs. The work is Poet's typical, yet unique artwork - a spin-off of a vintage Playboy Magazine cover with his signature gas mask. 

Munoz said it is a clever idea. 

The point is to hide the painted Easter eggs throughout the museum's sculpture garden. When you find one of the hidden eggs all you have to do is bring it back to the receptionist's desk and claim your print of Poet's wonderfully creative artwork. 

The black and blue eggs will win you a print, while the golden eggs will prize you with a canvas painting. 

"That is pretty cool," Munoz said. "We've never met the artist, but we did see he was also featured in the latest Bakersfield Magazine.

Today's museum hours start at 12 p.m. through 4 p.m. and if you'd like to try your hand at finding one of the hidden eggs the cost is free and everyone is welcome. 

"[It's] just in the spirit of art," Munoz said. "And to bring awareness to our museum." 


Click here to learn more about "Poet."

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