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.
Sat, October 29, 2016 - Sat, January 28, 2017
The Enchanted Mansion - A Doll Museum is hosting a very special fundraising event!
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
A special event that begins a 12 WEEK sale of all the dolls from the museum to benefit the Thomas D. Sedberry Memorial Foundation for the Handicapped. This sale will run for 12 weeks and will be selling on-site and online until January 28, 2017. View a catalog of dolls for sale by visiting: http://www.estatesales.net/la/baton-rouge/70808/other-sales //// You will be mesmerized by the thousands of dolls on display throughout the museum for your shopping pleasure and benefiting a very good cause.
Thu, December 1, 2016 - Thu, June 1, 2017
Journey to the South Pacific 3D
Newport News, Virginia
Visit the Mariners' Museum December through June 1st to see Journey to the South Pacific in the Explorers Theater! ////
Narrated by Cate Blanchett, this film will take moviegoers on a breathtaking 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.
$2 Children 3 and Under
Wed, December 7, 2016 - Sun, January 22, 2017
"Infamy: December 7, 1941" and "We Remember: Images from The National WWII Museum"
Venue: We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tour
Stauth Museum Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with
Two Exhibits from The National WWII Museum. //// 1. In remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the Stauth Museum is hosting two exhibits to tell the story of the dedication, achievements and sacrifices of the men and women who served our country so gallantly. The exhibits will be on display from December 7, 2016 through January 22, 2017 in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. "Infamy: December 7, 1941" is a powerful photographic exhibit of 62 panels that illustrates the deadly Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor - the dark day that plunged our nation headlong into World War II.//// 2. "We Remember: Images from The National WWII Museum" exhibit includes 75 images from the collections of The National WWII Museum and the National Archives. It is a mixture of iconic images, as well as lesser-known and never-before-published snapshots taken by veterans. //// If you know a World War II Veteran who lives in southwest Kansas, please let the Museum Staff know as we are planning something special for this exhibit! Come honor these brave men and women, see these great images, meaningful artifacts and share these great stories with your family and friends and pass on their importance to your children and grandchildren! //// "Infamy: December 7, 1941" and "We Remember: Images from The National WWII Museum" were both developed by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
Free: Donations Accepted
Sat, January 7 - Sun, March 26, 2017
The Black Figure in the European Imaginary
Winter Park, Florida
This exhibition considers the manner in which the visual arts of Europe imagined black people during the long nineteenth century (c. 1750-1914). As part of an expanding cultural fascination with Africa and the “Orient,” images of blacks proliferated in various media and different contexts across the European continent, prompted by contact through colonialism, imperialism, and slavery. These representations are at once reminders of conquest, meditations on the perceived exoticism of dark-skinned peoples and distant lands, romantic imaginings of black personalities and characters, and objects of beauty that used blackness—at times literally—as an aesthetic tool or novelty. In contrast to the over-simplified or unabashedly racist caricatures often found in American visual culture of the same period, blacks in nineteenth-century European imaginings were frequently depicted as exotic, beautiful, romantic, and alluring.
Black individuals, although marginalized, were part of an increasingly international population in Europe. Even though the lived experiences of blacks in Europe during this period are difficult to reconstruct, black people were visible in major European cities. Black men and women from Africa, the Caribbean, and even North America worked in domestic service, as laborers, and seamen, among other professions. Black musicians, dancers, and other entertainers were commonplace. The numerous artists that engaged their services and fashioned their images testify to the presence of black models in Europe, even if we do not know their identities. Yet as well-intentioned as many of these images surely were, they function in a complex matrix of racialized ideologies. Even when based on direct observation and technically realistic, this
imagery often reveals undercurrents of objectification, a celebration of servitude, a fetishization of black sexuality, and hierarchical attitudes about race and culture that satisfied European imaginings about exoticism, beauty, sexuality, and racial difference. It is precisely t
For more information, please call 407-646-2526
Tue, January 10 - Sat, February 25, 2017
Brian Andrews: Fixed Landscapes - Exhibition
Brian Andrews is a sculptor who works with wood, employing traditional techniques to explore contemporary cultural issues, including mapping, as a metaphor to explore issues of self and of man?s place in the world. Korzybski's saying "the map is not the territory" plays heavily into my work.
It's an abstract representation of reality itself. Between thing and concept. Each one of my pieces documents my drive to find the ?and? between various artistic traditions, a way of linking dissimilar ways of knowing the world, to find the places of overlap that tell the story of who and what we are. For more information, visit http://BrianAndrews.net
Exhibition Dates: January 10 - February 25, 2017 Reception: Sat, January 21, 1pm - 3pm
For more information, please call 415-332-3871
Sun, January 29 - Sun, April 2, 2017
The A-Maize-ing Popcorn ADVENTURE
The A-Maize-ing Popcorn ADVENTURE provides information about the history, production and nutrition of popcorn, one of the top snack foods in the United States. From learning why popcorn pops to what country consumes the most popcorn...
Guided by Professor Paige Popcorn, seven-year old Max and his best pal Munch take a journey around a maze to learn fun and historical facts about popcorn.
Enter the maze to see where you go
Find five types of corn that maybe you?ll grow
See where the first popcorn machine showed
Spin a drum to watch a kernel explode!
This fun yet educational exhibit is designed for children Kindergarten thru 5th Grade and their families. The A Maize-ing Popcorn Adventure has been organized by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center.
We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this outstanding exhibit! Check out our website at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!