Upcoming Exhibitions


RACE collage

March 29–October 27, 2014
R.P. Simmons Family Gallery

http://www.understandingRACE.org/ 

RACE: Are We So Different? is a groundbreaking exploration of the experience of living with race in America. The exhibition weaves together personal stories of living with race along with expert discussions of the history of race as a concept, the role that science has played in that history, and emerging research that challenges the foundations of what we perceive as race. Interactive multimedia components, historic artifacts, iconic objects, and compelling photographs offer visitors an eye-opening look at a topic that is fundamental to our shared human experience.

Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, RACE: Are We So Different? is the first nationally traveling exhibition to tell the story of race from biological, cultural, and historic points of view. These diverse perspectives merge into an unprecedented examination of race and racism in the United States.

A robust schedule of programming in support of RACE: Are We So Different? is planned throughout the run of the exhibition. For more information on programming or to inquire about collaborating with the museum, please contact Communications and Community Specialist Cecile Shellman at shellmanc@carnegiemuseums.org.

Local support for this exhibition is provided by EQT Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., The Heinz Endowments, and Dominion Foundation.


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You're invited to an Educator Preview for Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s new and exciting exhibition, RACE: Are We So Different?

Thursday, March 27
4–7 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Meet at Portal Entrance.
Free, but registration is required. Space is limited.

RACE: Are we so different? is a groundbreaking exploration of the experience of living with race in America. The exhibition weaves together personal stories of living with race along with expert discussions of the history of race as a concept, the role that science has played in that history, and emerging research that challenges the foundations of what we perceive as race. Interactive multimedia components, historic artifacts, iconic objects, and compelling photographs offer visitors an eye-opening look at a topic that is fundamental to our shared human experience.

Educator Preview Features:
• Complimentary exhibition preview—spend time exploring at your own pace
• Speak to museum staff to learn more about:
o Guided Tours
o Conference Room Rentals
o Youth Summit
o Exploration Series public programming

Register by contacting Program Registration at 412.622.3288

Parking is available in the museum’s lot, accessible at the corner of Forbes Ave and Craig St.
for a flat rate of $5. Cash only.



 RACE: Are We So Different? Group tours

Let a museum educator be your guide as your group explores the question—Are we so different? This compelling 60-minute tour includes stops in the travelling exhibition RACE and relevant exhibits throughout the museum, focusing on the science of human variation, institutionalized racism, and personal expression of identity. An Educator and Student Guide will be provided to help students and chaperones prepare for their visit and to continue the conversation after your trip.

Recommended for middle school, high school and adult groups. Can be adapted for upper elementary.

Standard Connections:
Biological Sciences 3.1.C
United States History Standards 8.3.8.A

To book your tour, call 412.622.3289.

Student group rate: $9 per student. One chaperone is required for every 10 students. Required chaperones are free; additional adults pay $12 each

Adult group rate: $15 per person. One complimentary admission for groups of 10–20 people.

To receive group pricing, you must have a group of ten or more and your visit must be scheduled in advance through the Group Visits Office. Smaller groups pay the ten person minimum as indicated. Member discounts do not apply to guided tours.  



This family guide to the RACE exhibition was produced by the American Anthropological Association. It provides information for discussing race and racism with children and adults.