FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY: ARCADES AND CAFES
June 16 – October 10, 2016
This exhibition explores the fascinating world of coin-operated entertainment from the early twentieth century. See fortune-tellers and strength testers from penny arcades and gambling machines and musical instruments from Prohibition-era speakeasies.
Special Exhibit Demonstration, Thursday, June 30, 6:30pm
Special Exhibit Demonstration, Saturday, July 23, 1:00PM
Special Exhibit Demonstration, Friday, August 12, 3:00PM
Special Exhibit Demonstration, Monday, October 10, 1:00PM
Curator’s Tour, Thursday, September 15, 6:30PM
Image: Railroad Station, musical box, c.1895, Maker unknown, possibly: Auguste Lassueur, Ste. Croix, Switzerland.
SOUNDS OF INDIA
June 24 – October 23, 2016
Learn about the musical history of India and its impact and influence on the Western world through this exhibit of handcrafted instruments passed down through generations.
Indian Drumming with Taalim School, Saturday, August 27
July 1 – August 31, 2016
With just toothpicks and Elmer’s Glue, artist Stan Munro constructs precise reproductions of architectural masterworks and world-renowned structures. Toothpick World features iconic American buildings such as the White House and the Empire State Building, and internationally celebrated structures such as Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower. The exhibition also includes local landmarks like Yankee Stadium.
Toothpick Workshop, August 7
Featuring three separate tracks and dozens of interactive working accessories, the Mega Model Trains display will appeal to railroad enthusiasts of all ages.