Carnegie Museum of Natural History

For more information, contact: Leigh Kish
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
412.622.3361 (office), 412.526.8587 (mobile)
KishL@carnegiemnh.org

April 19, 2011

   

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Exhibition Schedule, 2011–2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Carnegie Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition schedule. This information is as of June 2, 2011, and is subject to change without notice. Please visit the website, www.carnegiemnh.org, for the most current exhibition information.

Lord of the Crane Flies 

This exhibition focuses on invertebrate zoologist Chen Young's nearly 30 years of work on crane flies. The exhibition includes photographs, illustrations, specimens, and video all about crane flies—what they are, where they live, how they are collected and studied, and why they are an important part of the planet we share.

Explore Evolution
Through August 24, 2011
 

An exciting new exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Natural History invites visitors to Explore Evolution, February 5 through July 24, 2011. The exhibition features eight groundbreaking scientific studies of the evolutionary processes that have shaped life on Earth. These include the discovery of evidence for the evolution of whales millions of years ago, the study of the HIV virus’s rapid adaptations observed in the search for an AIDS cure, and a present-day study of finches in the Galapagos Islands, building on work first undertaken by Charles Darwin. The exhibition is geared to young adults and offers engaging ways to understand processes like natural selection and effects of global climate change on evolution. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0229294 (Diamond, PI).

Gigapixel Imaging for Science
Through August 25, 2011
 

At up to 17 feet in length, eight stunning high-resolution photos provide incredible detail of subjects such as a bait ball in the Galapagos Islands and one of the world's largest colonies of penguins. The photos were selected by a jury as part of the Fine International Conference on Imagery for Science, exploring high-resolution imaging technologies in science.

Winging It: An Experimental Gallery About Birds
Through September 11, 2011 

Discover the world-class bird migration research conducted by Carnegie Museum of Natural History scientists in this new exhibition created as an experimental collaboration with Carnegie Mellon School of Design students. Winging It: An Experimental Gallery About Birds includes videos, displays, and hands-on activities exploring the research projects at Powdermill Nature Reserve, the museum's environmental research center, such as migratory bird banding and the recording of flight calls, and the museum’s extensive bird collections. Take the Bird Personality Test to determine what kind of bird you’re similar to, and then get “banded” with a temporary silver bracelet like the ones attached to birds before they’re released at our banding station!

M is for Museum
October 15, 2011–August 30, 2012
 

Kids and their grown-ups, guided by the ABCs, discover the wonders of one of America’s best natural history museums! C is for Collections that Carnegie Museum of Natural History has safeguarded for a century, P is for People who travel the world to find, bring back, and study new specimens, and Z is for the Zone where children play and explore! It’s an exciting journey into the behind-the-scenes world of amazing museum objects and the scientists who care for and study them. Designed for visitors 5 to 13 years old, M is for Museum features multimedia and hands-on activities that help curious young audiences discover how museums help protect, explore, and explain life on Earth.

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
December 17, 2011–March 5, 2012
 

This world-famous exhibition and the accompanying book reveal an intriguing story of American history and foreign policy as told through more than 200 of Secretary Albright’s pins. In 1994, Saddam Hussein’s government-controlled press referred to then-U.S. Ambassador to the UN Albright as an “unparalleled serpent.” She then wore a golden snake brooch to her next meeting on Iraq, beginning a career-long practice of using jewelry to convey and reinforce diplomatic messages. According to Albright, “jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal.” Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection demonstrates the power of jewelry to communicate through a style and language all its own. This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Generous support was provided for the exhibition by Bren Simon and for the exhibition catalogue by St. John Knits.

Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure
October 6, 2012–May 15, 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.

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.

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.

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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.