Tue, November 18, 2014 - Fri, November 18, 2016
Birds of the World Gallery
See the newly reopened Birds of the World gallery at Harvard Museum of Natural History which has over 750 specimens from 200 families on display!Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Thriving in every corner of the globe, from tropical forests to polar ice caps, birds vary tremendously in habit and size from diminutive bee hummingbirds to towering 10-foot-high elephant birds, flightless giants that roamed the African island country of Madagascar until the 17th century. In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the Harvard Museum of Natural History opened the new Birds of the World gallery. On the balcony encircling Great Mammal Hall, this bright, newly-remodeled gallery captures the staggering diversity of birds with many hundreds of stunning specimens representing over 200 different bird families. New exhibit displays reveal the very latest in surprising scientific discoveries about the evolution of these modern dinosaur descendants.
For more information, please call 617-495-3045
Mon, May 2 - Wed, November 9, 2016
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum Explorers Theater
In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, there is a paradise unlike any other: the Galapagos Archipelago. Amongst these fascinating and remote volcanic islands, life has played out over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a wonderland of nature, with a remarkable collection of plants and charismatic animals that have all adapted to this unique environment. Meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt from their noses. Dance with tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. Dive into the ocean with flightless cormorants and swim with tiny penguins thousands of miles from their natural habitats. // Around the archipelago, converging cross-winds and deep, cold, nutrient-rich currents have made possible a unique and bio-diverse marine oasis, which boasts everything from abundant microscopic plankton to Galapagos sharks. “Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland” is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity, all brought to life in stunning 3D. You’re invited to explore these extraordinary and enchanted islands, whose remarkable inhabitants helped change the way we understand nature.
Entry is free with Museum admission.
Mon, August 1, 2016 - Fri, January 27, 2017
Humpback Whales 3D
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: The Mariners' Museum & Park
Narrated by two-time Golden Globe' nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature's most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.
Free for members or with museum admission
Thu, September 1, 2016 - Sun, April 30, 2017
Explorers Theater Presents Penguins 3D
Newport News, Virginia
Venue: Explorers Theater
Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals and brawling elephant seals as well as six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family. What follows is the story of the most challenging time in a King Penguin's life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. This cosmic drama plays out in one of Earth's last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Penguins 3D is an unforgettable tale of one King Penguin's journey through his species central rite of passage.
$6 Non-Members (Adult or Child); $5 Museum Members (Adult or Child); $2 Child 3 and Under.
Fri, September 2 - Wed, November 2, 2016
Next Gen MUSA targeting
The next generation of MUSA development based on neuro interactive technology is on display and available for testing.
Sat, September 17, 2016 - Sun, January 8, 2017
In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura
Winter Park, Florida
"In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura" will be the first-ever exhibition of the art of Francesco de Mura (1696–1782)—arguably the greatest painter of the Golden Age of Naples. The Cornell Museum owns a major painting by De Mura, "The Visitation", of 1750, which is the impetus for this show.
Francesco de Mura, the indisputable leader in his day of the Neapolitan School and the favorite of the reigning Bourbon King Charles VII, was the chief painter of decorative cycles to emerge from the studio of Francesco Solimena (1657–1747), the celebrated Baroque artist. De Mura’s refined and elegant compositions, with their exquisite, light, and airy colors, heralded the rococo in Naples, and his later classicistic style led to Neo-Classicism. De Mura’s ceiling frescoes rivaled those of his celebrated Venetian contemporary, Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770). Yet, today, he lacks his proper place in the history of art. This show seeks to answer why this is so: If he was so celebrated and admired in his lifetime, why is de Mura so little known today?
The exhibition—which in 2017 will travel to the Chazen Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; and the Snite Museum at the University of Notre Dame—will feature more than 40 works by de Mura from such collections as Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Minneapolis Art Institute, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and other public and private collections. In addition, there will be loans from Naples, Paris, and London.
Included will be the Cornell Museum’s recently acquired Solimena painting, as well as the Cornell’s newly identified oil by a follower of Solimena. Dr. Arthur Blumenthal, Director Emeritus of the Cornell, is the Guest Curator of the show, which will have a scholarly catalogue with essays by such art historians as Nicola Spinosa, former Superintendent of the National Museums in Naples and foremost expert on de Mura. Through de Mura’s
For more information, please call 407-646-2526
Tue, September 20 - Sat, November 12, 2016
Natural Mystic - Art Exhibition
Local Marine Photographer, Shayne Skower, harnesses the power of Mother Nature through the lens of his camera. Shayne's West Marin focused photography has been recently published in National Geographic and Marin Magazine. Shayne holds annual galleries in West Marin, more of his work can be seen at www.skower.com.
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Fri, October 21 - Sun, November 6, 2016
Hokule'a at The Mariners' Museum
Newport News, Virginia
Hokule'a and her dry dock crew will be at The Mariners' Museum to perform needed restoration on the 62' voyaging canoe before she continues on her final leg of her worldwide voyage and returns to Hawaii. Hokule'a a can be viewed and photographed outside the lower exit of the Large Artifact Gallery of The USS Monitor Center. While the crew is hard at work, we will have periodic interpreters to answer questions and share information about Hokule'a's voyage. Join us for the Farewell Ceremony on Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 AM, where we will celebrate Hokule'a's journey with Polynesian performances!
$13.95 Adults: $12.95 Seniors and Military: $8.95 Children
Sun, October 23 - Wed, October 26, 2016
Nashville and Middle Tennessee Civil War Bus Trip
Motor coach tour of the principle Civil War sites of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, sponsored by the Civil War Museum, Hotel, meals, coach, guides, and park fees included.
For more information, please call 262-653-4141
Wed, October 26 - Fri, October 28, 2016
2016 nma conf: "Charting a Course to Community Connection"
Incline Village,, Nevada
Venue: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Spa, Resort, & Casino
More details coming soon!
Tue, November 1 - Wed, November 30, 2016
THE 2016 FIRE MUSEUM NETWORK SEMINAR - Date to be announced
Venue: Will be held in SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
It is a mix of formal presentations, informal discussions, and tours of local fire and non-fire museum sites…. It’s educational seminars about both operating a museum and firefighting history…. It’s for those who are just starting a fire museum, and those who have been around a while…. It is a time to learn, and a place to see and hear what dozens of other museums are doing (or perhaps what they should be doing)…. It is a chance for you to share problems and solutions, exchange ideas and information, and compare your organization with others…. It is an opportunity network. It is late nights spent discussing how many steam fire engines are left in the country, new exhibit techniques, or the merits of the latest museum collections database program. In short, it's… great friends, great food, and a great fun!
Wed, November 16 - Sat, November 19, 2016
2016 Annual Conference New Mexico Association of Museums
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Venue: Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)
2016 Annual Conference titled "Voices" will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico from November 16-19, 2016. The Host Site: Institute of American Indian Arts.
Museum & educational center dedicated to Native American contemporary art plus history & culture.