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

March 19, 2013

   

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Exhibition Schedule, 2013–2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Carnegie Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition schedule. This information is as of March 19, 2013, and is subject to change without notice. Please visit the website, www.carnegiemnh.org, for the most current exhibition information.

Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure
Through 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 sponsored locally by Commonwealth Connections Academy.

Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities
Through 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. Empowering Women was developed by the Museum of International Folk Art and is sponsored locally by Huntington Bank, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, and IKEA.

BugWorks
Through 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.

Garden of Light: Works by Paula Crevoshay
April 13–August 11, 2013
Featuring nearly 70 fine art jewelry pieces by award-winning designer Paula Crevoshay, Garden of Light showcases designs inspired by nature and created from precious raw materials, including gold, opal, sapphire, and incredibly rare conch pearls. From a magnificent orchid pendant to a tiny spider pin, these one-of-a-kind pieces celebrate the beauty and interdependencies of the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms. Garden of Light is sponsored locally by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

Roads of Arabia
June 22–November 3, 2013
An eye-opening look at the largely unknown cultural history of the Arabian Peninsula, this exhibition draws on recently discovered archaeological materials never before seen in North America. The exhibition showcases the Arabian Peninsula as a conduit for the spice and incense trade in the pre-Islamic period, through its time as the road to Mecca for Muslim pilgrims after the seventh century, up to the founding of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in association with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco are gratefully acknowledged as principal co-sponsors of the tour of Roads of Arabia in the United States. Sponsorship is also provided by The Olayan Group and Fluor Corporation. Roads of Arabia is sponsored locally by Buchanan Ingersoll.

Tlingit Totem Pole carving and installation by Tommy Joseph
November 2013
Witness history in progress 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. The completed totem pole will be permanently installed as a marker to the entrance of Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians.
                                                                                                              
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.