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Ramya  Indian Dance Performance with Ramya Ramnarayan
Saturday, May 9, 11:00am 

Ramya Ramnarayan is an accomplished Bharathanatyam performer, choreographer, and educator whose extraordinary mastery of the ancient Indian dance form has catapulted her into a pioneer of the art. Ms. Ramnarayan combines the elegance, grace and suppleness of the Vazhavoor School with the distinctive ability to express all shades of emotion with sensitivity and intuition.

Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest dance forms known, originated in the ancient temples of Southern India. With an unbroken tradition going back 2000 years, this dance form involves graceful movements, sculpture like poses, complex rhythmic patterns and can convey various themes and stories with the help of facial expressions and stylized gestures using the major and minor limbs.

Free with Museum admission. For reservations, call 973.971.3706

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This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.


Shreeyash PalshikarIndian Magic Talk with Shreeyash Palshikar
Saturday, May 9, 3:00pm

This talk will provide a historical and cultural overview of Indian magic starting with its roots in Indian mystical practices and concluding with a discussion of the current state of the art. It will introduce the three main types of Indian magicians, briefly analyze these images, and describe tricks particular to each of these types. The talk will draw on Dr. Palshikar’s research for his PhD qualifying paper from The University of Chicago and incorporate personal insights from his two decades of performing worldwide as an Indian magician.

FREE with Museum admission
NJHumanitiesCouncilThis program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

MandalaMandala Making
Thursday, May 14, 2:00-3:30pm

Creating mandalas, a meditative process that has been practiced by Buddhist monks for centuries using colored glass sand, has become a mainstay in the western world thanks to psychiatrist/ psychologist Carl J. Jung. The Mandala can be used today as a method of reducing stress, decreasing anxiety, and an opportunity for self-reflection, as the inner circle represents each individual’s personal universe.

This workshop, facilitated by a board certified art therapist, is an experiential opportunity to learn about the mandala, its history and healing properties, and to create your own mandala, a reflection of your inner world.  This program is being sponsored by the Healing Arts Program at Atlantic Health System.

Reservations required. For reservations, call 973.971.3706


Disc Musical BoxGuinness Composer Series: Amusing Musicals
Thursday, May 21, 6:30-8:00pm
Thursday, May 28, 3:00-4:30pm

Spanning multiple decades, join us on a “mechanical” musical journey to experience enjoyable tunes by well-known composers.

Tickets: $7 Members / $9 Non-members
For tickets, call 973.971.3706

Image: Stella, Disc Musical Box, Mermod Frères, c. 1900, Ste. Croix Switzerland, ID: 2003.18.103a-g


Obscura Day2015 International Obscura Day:
Crazy Mechanical Clowns! Automata from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection

Saturday, May 30, 12:30-2:00pm

In celebration of Obscura Day 2015, join the Guinness Collection curator and conservator for an interesting and unique demonstration program of clown automata! Come and delight in the fantastical doings of the incredible clowns, jesters and harlequins from the Guinness Collection. Then join us for a private tour behind the locked doors of the Guinness Viewable storage area, where over 500 more mechanical musical instruments and automata live!

Obscura Day is the real-world manifestation of Atlas Obscura – a day of expeditions, back-room tours, unusual access and discovery in your hometown. More than just cataloging the curious, wondrous and overlooked places of the world, we’d like to encourage you to actually go out and explore them. Special events will be taking place at unusual locations across the globe as we highlight obscure collections, eclectic museums, hidden wonders and curiosities near and afar to show that the same sense of wonder invoked by exotic travels can be found close to home if you know where to look. For more information, visit atlasobscura.com

Tickets: $25

To reserve/buy tickets: eventbrite.com



Shirley-Temple
Shirley Temple Film Series
Saturday, May 23, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm

11:00am         Bright Eyes, 1934

1:00pm           Curly Top, 1935

3:00pm           Wee Willie Winkie, 1937

Tickets: $5 Members per film; $7 Non-members per film

 

 


Impact: The Second Generation
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 1:30pm

The lecture will focus on the acceptance of the second generation Indian Americans into the cultural fabric of American Society.  Stereotypes and misconceptions that have confronted all immigrants will be explored to foster cross cultural connections.  This lecture is presented by Professor Khyati Y. Joshi’s whose writings, speeches, and course work focus broadly on promoting cultural and religious pluralism in the United States. Dr. Joshi works to apply the analytical lenses of oppression and privilege.

NJHumanitiesCouncilThis program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.