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Mon Oct
20

American Museum of Natural History Presents: A Decade at Saturn with Carolyn Porco

Presented by American Museum of Natural History


A glistening spaceship, with billions of miles behind it, glides into orbit around a softly-hued, ringed planet. A flying saucer-shaped machine descends through a hazy atmosphere and lands on the surface of an alien moon, ten times farther from the Sun than the Earth. Fantastic though they seem, these visions are not a dream. For seven years, the Cassini spacecraft and its Huygens probe traveled to Saturn. Their successful entry into orbit in the summer of 2004, the mythic landing of Huygens on the cold, dark equatorial plains of Titan, and Cassini’s subsequent decade-long exploration of the Saturnian environment have become the stuff of legend. What they have shown us, and the images they have collected, are being closely examined in the pursuit of invaluable scientific insights on the nature of this very remote planetary system. Come along for the ride with Cassini Imaging Team Leader Carolyn Porco, and witness the sights and magic worked by these emissaries from Earth to the intriguing realm of Saturn. $15 ($13.50 students, seniors) $12 for Members
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Tue Oct
21
5:00p - 7:30p

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Twenty-First Annual Family Party

Presented by American Museum of Natural History


One of the Museum’s best-loved annual traditions, the Family Party is a special opportunity for children and adults of all ages to experience the wonders of the Museum. Guests are treated to an evening of fun activities in the Museum’s magnificent halls, including interacting with live animals, digging for dinosaur fossils, conducting experiments, meeting scientists, and more. Highlights include: • The popular Museum Science Center, which showcases Museum scientists and their ongoing work through hands-on activities, live animals, extreme specimens, and scientific data. This year the Science Center will feature a 25-foot giant squid. • Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island tortoise, has been preserved for future generations and will be on a display for a limited time before being returned to Ecuador. • Digging for “gems” in the Tiffany & Co. Gem Dig • Exciting animals from LEO Zoological Conservation Center • Haircuts by Cozy’s Cuts for Kids • A chance to meet Buddy from The Jim Henson Company’s Dinosaur Train • The Glow Zone: Wild Weather, where kids can dance up a storm between claps of thunder and bolts of lightning. WHERE Press should enter through the Museum’s main entrance on Central Park West at 79th Street.
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Thu Oct
23
Sun Oct
26

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Margaret Mead Film Festival

Presented by American Museum of Natural History


2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival—the preeminent showcase for contemporary cultural media and conversation in the unique setting of the American Museum of Natural History—will screen 43 outstanding films from more than 50 countries and host special events and performances. This year, the festival’s selections— including 14 U.S. premieres— will focus on the tension between tradition and its relevance in a contemporary context. With the theme “Past Forward,” the Mead explores how cultural touch stones needn’t be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life. The festival offerings include subjects spanning communities coping with water shortages and climate change, the power of rhythm and music to revive the human spirit, and the pull of globalization versus staying faithful to traditional ways. $15 Opening and closing night screenings $12 General Admission $10 Members, seniors, students
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Fri Oct
24
Sat Oct
25

Halloween Murder Mystery

Presented by Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden


In this fictional mystery game, loosely based on an historic newspaper account, an unidentified skeleton has been discovered at the Mount Vernon Hotel. Explore the Museum by candlelight, and collect clues to unravel the mystery and solve the case. Appropriate for adults and families with children 8+
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Fri Oct
24
Tue Feb
11

V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life

Presented by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


The exhibition is organized by Sandhini Poddar, Adjunct Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, with Amara Antilla, Curatorial Assistant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
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Sun Oct
26
3:00p - 4:30p

Securing Homeland: Rebounding/Rebuilding for a Sustainable Future

Presented by Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs


The panel, moderated by the curator, Margaret Mathews Berenson, will focus on innovative solutions to the problems of homelessness and displacement caused by catastrophic natural and manmade disasters that are dramatically presented visually in the works of art in the exhibition. Panelists will discuss innovative projects and proposals by artists, architects, non- profit organizations and government agencies around the world designed to provide housing for those in need. Among these are: post- Katrina housing in New Orleans and rebuilding efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy in the New York area. Other topics of discussion will be: designing with sustainable materials; urban reclamation projects in Chicago, Houston and Detroit; collaborations between artists, urban design professionals and local communities; and social entrepreneurship in contemporary art and architecture. In conclusion, panelists together with audience participants will contribute ideas and recommendations for addressing these problems in the future. Handouts will include a list of organizations worldwide that provide meaningful solutions in the hopes that audience members might be inspired to assist them in meeting their goals. Brian Baer – Regional Program Coordinator, New York is the Regional Program Coordinator for Architecture for Humanity here in New York, where he is leading and managing the Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction program. He received his architecture degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and is a LEED accredited professional and certified by NCARB. Baer has over 25 years’ experience of sustainable, community-aided design solutions for educational, cultural, civic and nongovernmental agency projects across the United States. He has collaborated with a wide variety of constituencies to bring consensus and success to the design and building process. Currently he is managing the ReNew NJ/NY Schools, ReStore the Shore, and authored the Resilience through Education and Design Centers programs. Cynthia Barton – Housing Recovery Program Manager is the Housing Recovery Program manager at the New York City Office of Emergency Management and Housing Recovery Program manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program. She holds a master of architecture from Yale, and was previously the managing director of Architecture for Humanity New York, and a contributing editor to the book, Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Solutions to Humanitarian Crises. Her disaster-relief work includes post-earthquake housing in India with Shigeru Ban and most recently overseeing the design and construction of a prototype for urban post- disaster housing in Brooklyn, NY. Deborah Gans, FAIA – Professor, Architecture School at Pratt Institute, and Principal, Gans Studio is Principal of Gans Studio and a professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. The Gans Studio is known for its innovative “extreme housing” design prototypes for people displaced by homelessness, natural disasters and war. Their continuing work on alternative forms of shelters includes: disaster relief housing for Kosovo refugees; an interim housing system for the homeless commissioned by Common Ground; a community based planning and design project for post-Katrina New Orleans; and currently, a similar project in Sheepshead Bay post Super Storm Sandy. The Gans Studio prototype for a deployable Roll Out House (originally designed for refugee camps) was shown in Into the Open, an exhibition at the United States Pavilion in the 2008 Venice Biennial featuring civic-minded projects by contemporary architects. Among her many publications on landscapes of displacement are: Extreme Sites: Greening the Brownfield and essays in Beyond Shelter: Architecture and Human Dignity, Design Like You Give A Damn, and Expanding Architecture among others. She is a contributing editor for BOMB magazine and the Italian journal BOUNDARIES.
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Tue Oct
28

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Strange New Worlds with Jackie Faherty

Presented by American Museum of Natural History


Discoveries of worlds outside our own solar system have captivated the imagination with seemingly impossible and exotic properties of unfamiliar landscapes. In this Astronomy Live program, astrophysicist Jackie Faherty uses the Digital Universe Atlas to help you explore the strange new worlds in our galaxy. $15 ($13.50 students, seniors) $12 for Members
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Fri Oct
31
Mon Feb
16

Wang Jianwei: Time Temple

Presented by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


The exhibition is organized by Thomas J. Berghuis, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Curator of Chinese Art, as part of the Guggenheim Museum’s Asian Art Initiative, which is under the direction of Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art. Stephanie Kwai, Assistant Curator, Asian Art, has provided curatorial
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Sun Nov
9
:p - 4:30p

A Curator Artist Tour: Homeland [IN] Security: Vanishing Dreams

Presented by Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs


Tour of current Exhibition with Artists and Curator
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Sat Nov
15
Sun Aug
9

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters

Presented by American Museum of Natural History


Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters will uncover the causes of natural disasters, explore the consequences, and examine how individuals and communities cope and adapt in the aftermath. The exhibition features compelling interactive displays and animations to help visitors understand how natural phenomena occur. Visitors can monitor earthquakes worldwide in real time, manipulate a model earthquake fault, generate a virtual volcano, stand within the center of a roaring tornado, and watch the power of Hurricane Sandy via an interactive map of New York City. As they engage with and explore these interactive exhibits, visitors will learn how scientists are helping to make better predictions, to plan responses, and to prepare for future events. Nature’s Fury is proudly sponsored by Travelers.
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