Beards: The Long and Short of it
Through March 30, 2014
From goatees, sideburns, and moustaches, to the growing popularity of Annual Beard competitions, this exhibition will explore men’s facial hair trends in America. While the beard is timeless, certain patterns recall historical figures, eras, and past trends. Step back in time to explore the cultural meanings associated with different facial hair trends that were popular throughout the decades. Featuring artwork and artifacts, this exhibition is sure to “grow” your appreciation for facial hair.
Egg-Zibit: The Art, Science and Culture of Eggs
Through April 20, 2014
This hands-on exhibition will encourage children and family visitors to unscramble the mysteries and marvels of eggs as they examine more than 75 incredible eggs from the smallest—a sample of a hummingbird, to a model of the giant elephant bird egg to the different types of animals that hatch from eggs (fish, reptiles, even dinosaurs have all hailed from eggs). Sections will explore the science of eggs and their nutritional benefit, the simplicity and strength of the egg shape, and how various cultures have celebrated eggs in art, literature and holiday traditions. Be prepared to be dazzled by exquisitely decorated eggs and marvel at the many modern amenities that are inspired by eggs.
Related Programs (see links for registration and ticket information)
Egg Drop, March 29
Visit the Chicks, April 12 – 20
Egg Family Festival, April 12
Nano: The Science of the Super Small
Through September 28, 2014
Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nano-scale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on stations present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal implications of this new technology. Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation.
Pottery by Albert Green
For more than fifty years until his death in 1994, Albert Green produced works of genius that continue to influence the ceramic world today. Through years of experimentation and study, Albert was able to teach himself the intricacies of clay and glazes. Simple utilitarian forms – the bowl, the bottle, the plate – became Albert’s canvases, allowing him to concentrate on the interplay of color and design which graces the surface of every piece.