For the next month, the SCAD Museum of Art will present a series of special events, ranging from groundbreaking exhibits to panel discussions with visiting artists, in an effort to boost museum membership.

"We have a brand new series of exhibitions and events this fall," said Kimberly Shreve, managing director of SCADMOA. "It's a great time to experience the SCAD Museum of Art. We're inviting the community to support the museum, get involved and stay connected."

Since the renovated and expanded museum debuted in October 2011, the venue has exhibited multimedia art by top artists and emphasizes quality and diversity, with rotating exhibits and events throughout the year.

Melissa Messina, a senior curator at SCAD, describes the upcoming exhibits and events this fall as representing "the best and brightest" in the contemporary art world.

"We will not disappoint," she said. "We have artists from around the world working in a range of media. There's something for everyone."

IF YOU GO

What: SCADMOA Membership Campaign

Where: SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd.

When: Sept. 20-Oct. 12

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Cost: $10 general admission, $8 senior/military, $20 family admission (three or more), $5 SCAD alumni, free to SCAD students, faculty and staff and children younger than 14

Info: 525-7191 or www.scadmoa.org

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SCAD Museum of Art Panel Discussion

5-6 p.m. Sept. 20

This panel discussion features exhibiting artists Leonardo Drew, Diana Al-Hadid and Ursula von Rydingsvard discussing their artistic practices, influences and materials. The talk is free for SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members and open to the public with the cost of museum admission.

SCAD Gallery Hop

6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20

The September SCAD Gallery Hop includes museum receptions for Diana Al-Hadid's new exhibit, Ursula von Rydingsvard's "Shadows Remain," Leonardo Drew's "Selected Works" and Regina Silveira's "Track Series (Octopus)," along with gallery receptions for Jessica Rankin's exhibit "Passages" at Pinnacle Gallery and Paul Bloodgood's "This Inch of Wholeness" at Pei Ling Chan Gallery. Free shuttles will run between all stops.

SCAD Gallery Hop

6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 4

The October SCAD Gallery Hop features museum receptions for Ellen Gallagher's "Ice or Salt," Alex Prager's "Mise-en-scène" and SCAD alumna Claire Rosen's "Reverie," along with a reception for Wardell Milan's "The Kingdom or Exile: Parisian Landscapes" at Pinnacle Gallery. Free shuttles will run between all stops.

SCAD Museum of Art Family Day

1-4 p.m. Oct. 12

Enjoy free admission and creative activities for the whole family in celebration of its second anniversary. Gallery activities, workshops and demonstrations will be offered throughout the museum, along with music in the courtyard and a special appearance by the SCAD mascot.