Carnegie Museum of Natural History

For more information, contact: Leigh Kish
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
412.622.3361 (0), 412.526.8587 (C)
kishl@carnegiemnh.org

August 27, 2012

   

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Exhibition Schedule, 2012–2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Carnegie Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition schedule. This information is as of August 27, 2012, and is subject to change without notice. Please visit the website, www.carnegiemnh.org, for the most current exhibition information.

Exploration Basecamp
Ongoing
In this new exhibition, get your hands on Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s educational collection of real specimens, including rocks and minerals as well as birds and mammals. Take a flashlight tour of historic dioramas, or try scientific illustration and share your work with other visitors. This exhibition is a project of the Center for Lifelong Science Learning at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  

M is for Museum
Through August 30, 2012
Kids and grown-ups, guided by the ABCs, discover the wonders of one of America’s best natural history museums! Designed for kids 5 to 13 years old—but enjoyable for visitors of all ages—M is for Museum features multimedia and hands-on activities that help curious young audiences discover how museums protect, explore, and explain the cultures of the world and nature in all its wonder. This exhibition is a project of the Center for Lifelong Science Learning at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

BugWorks
September 15, 2012–July 28, 2013
The museum is crawling with new things to see! Ever wondered how bugs work? How do these tiny critters survive in the big world? How are they important to our lives? Get up close and personal with some six-legged friends, learn about their bizarre anatomy, and discover how our scientists study these fascinating creatures. BugWorks features beautiful photography of insects, amazing specimens, and live bugs! This exhibition is a special project of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design in collaboration with the Center of Biodiversity and Ecosystems and the Center for Lifelong Science Learning at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure
October 6, 2012–May 12, 2013
Join Charlie as he travels back to the Age of Dinosaurs to discover how evolution works. This exhibition utilizes engaging activities including a story theater and a discovery area to explain the science behind evolution, and is based on current research about how people learn about science. Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure is presented by Commonwealth Connections Academy. This exhibition is a project of the Center for Evolutionary Studies at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities
October 6, 2012–May 12, 2013
From Africa to Asia to the Americas, female artisans are creating grassroots cooperatives to reach new markets, raise income, and transform lives. Empowering Women explores the work of ten such enterprises in ten countries. Each has a different motivation: preserving a dying heritage, sustaining the environment, providing a safe haven from violence. Cooperatives help women survive.

Take a moment to explore the inspiring stories behind these folk art objects. Each one represents the transformative power of women working together to provide for their families, educate their children, promote equality, and give back to their communities. Empowering Women was developed by the Museum of International Folk Art and is sponsored locally by Huntington Bank. This exhibition is a project of the Center for World Cultures at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

In the Garden of Light: Works by Paula Crevoshay
Spring 2013
Featuring more than 50 fine art jewelry pieces by award-winning designer Paula Crevoshay, In the Garden of Light showcases designs inspired by nature and created from precious raw materials, including gold, opal, and sapphire. From a wild rose pendant to a small spider pin, these one-of-a-kind pieces celebrate the beauty and wonder of the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms.

Tlingit Totem Pole carving and installation by Tommy Joseph
Fall 2013
Witness history as artist Tommy Joseph carves a traditional 16-foot Tlingit totem pole commissioned by Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Joseph will work in the R. P. Simmons Family Gallery so that visitors may watch him create this piece and view Tlingit artifacts and videos about the totem pole creation process. Later in summer, the completed totem pole will be permanently installed as a marker to the entrance of Alcoa Hall of American Indians. This exhibition is a project of the Center for World Cultures at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

RACE: Are We So Different?
Spring 2014
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.

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 22 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures. More information is available by calling 412.622.3131 or by visiting the website, www.carnegiemnh.org.