Exhibits to Visit – April
A monthly roundup of museum events, exhibits and deals you won’t want to pass by!
New Hands-On Construction Exhibit
The Discovery recently added a new exhibit to the museum’s popular Build It! gallery, where children experiment with engineering, construction and alternative energy. The new exhibit entitled “What Will You Build?” includes a large flat surface for museum visitors to work collaboratively to build structures using a variety of materials.
The Discovery will take part in Nano Days, a national celebration of nano science. At various times throughout the four-day celebration, volunteers and educators from The Discovery will be demonstrating various types of nano technology. In addition, local author and nano scientist, Ben Rogers, will give a presentation about how nano science is used in our everyday lives.
Nano Days activities are free with museum admission. For more information, visit www.nvdm.org.
National Automobile Museum
The 1930s: Bread Lines to Production Lines
Join the 2013 Annual History Symposium for an in-depth explorations of the 1930s; a time marked by the collapse of Wall Street, suffering farms, unprecedented unemployment and a country on the verge of being thrust into WWII. An ideal event for history and automobile enthusiast, The 1930s: Bread Lines to Production Lines features notable national and local speakers, presentations, Chautauqua performances and an optional evening at Rancharrah that you won’t want to miss.
For more information, including the symposium schedule and details on registration, visit automuseum.org .
Nevada Museum of Art
Now through June 16
Experience the growth and fragility of the natural world when art and modern day technology come together to create Bloom. In this internet-based Earthwork, unpredictable live movements of the Hayward Fault are detected by a seismograph, transmitted continuously via the Internet, and processed to generate an evolving field of circular blooms. The size and position of each bloom is based on real-time changes in the Earth’s motion, and the vibrant colors of each circle come from photographs of flowers found on photo-sharing site Flickr.
Rocio Aranda-Alvarado on Voces y Visiones
Friday, April 19 / Noon
El Museo del Barrio Curator Rocío Aranda-Alvarado discusses the Latin American cultural and art historical contexts of highlights from Voces y Visiones. Cost: $10/ FREE for MEMBERS
Henk Tromp on Van Gogh and How the Art World Struggles with Truth
Sunday, April 14 / 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Tromp has spent nearly six years researching the historical debates that have unfolded around many of Van Gogh’s paintings. His research reveals the darker side of the art world and the motives that lead art experts to make claims about authenticity. Tromp is a cultural anthropologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands and will share his views on the Van Gogh controversy The Nevada Museum of Art.
Cost: $15 Non-Member/ $10 Member