I cannot seem to stay away from the American Museum of Natural History! And why should I stay away when there are great new shows and exhibits like Dark Universe, Mysteries of the Unseen World and The Power of Poison. Another great reason to return to the AMNH is the upcoming museum lecture; Slide Slam!
On April 28 the Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History is proud to launch its wide-ranging new online database of digital images from the Library’s collections, featuring many images never before seen outside the Library. Jennifer Cwiok, Digital Projects Manager at AMNH posted a sneak preview of the database in the January edition of The Recollective Blog.
Come celebrate this milestone as Library Director Tom Baione moderates a lively discussion with renowned New York-based artists Alexis Rockman and Mark Dion about how these images have been influential to their careers. The discussion will be illustrated with slides of the artists’ popular work, juxtaposed with the Museum images that inspired their creativity and artistic experience.
As a memento, each guest will receive a packet of historic 35mm lecture slides from the Library’s collection. In the pre-Internet era, these slides were provided to educators and researchers presentations and reference.
Tickets for the event are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for students. Learn more about the lecture and purchase your tickets go to http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/museum-lectures/slide-slam.