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Events - 18 Nov 13

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - Monday, June 9, 2014
Woman of Two Worlds — Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy

An exhibition that brings 1812 Baltimore vividly to life. Runs through June 9, 2014. All day, the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. Visit mdhs.org/betsy-bonaparte/the-exhibition.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - Saturday, December 28, 2013
Art: Mindy Weisel

MINDY WEISEL | NOT NEUTRAL
In Memory of Fran Eizenstat
September 3 – December 28, 2013

The Kreeger Museum is pleased to announce the opening to the public of Mindy Weisel | Not Neutral on September 3, 2013. This exhibition is comprised of three significant bodies of work that parallel one another in large-scale human and environmental tragedies – Paintings of the Holocaust (ca. 1980), Survival of Beauty (2010), and After Tohoku (2012). In each series Weisel reveals her exploration of deep emotion through color, gestural marks, surface tension, and composition. These works are profound expressions of the triumph of beauty, reconciliation, and healing over human tragedy, loss, and destruction.

Related Program:
“The Art of Mindy Weisel and the Relevance of Abstract Expressionism”
Thursday, November 14, 6:30-7:30 pm Lecture by Dr. Erich Keel

For more information, please visit http://www.kreegermuseum.org/​

Friday, September 6, 2013 - Friday, March 28, 2014
Fridays After Five Returns to National Aquarium

National Aquarium’s popular community discount program, Fridays After

Five, returns on Friday, September 6. Every Friday evening through March 28, guests entering National Aquarium, Baltimore between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (exploring until 9:30 p.m.) will enjoy a low admission price of $12.

Fridays After Five is a great way for visitors to discover the wonders of the Aquarium’s collection of more than 16,000 magnificent animals and explore exhibits including the newly opened Blacktip Reef exhibit and Dolphin Discovery at a greatly reduced price. For the best experience ever, visit http://aqua.org/visittoday.

Monday, September 9, 2013 - Monday, December 16, 2013
Chickadees: 3-week Musical Toddler Series

Inspired by sounds from nature, join us for musical adventures along the trails. Birds, frogs, crickets and cicadas are only a few of the creatures that inspire us! Trees, wind and even the rain are also motivation to sing and make music! Learn more about this exciting series!

Upcoming sessions:

  • Session 1: Sept. 9, 16, 23
  • Session 2: Oct. 7, 21, 28
  • Session 3: Nov. 4, 18, 25
  • Session 4: Dec. 2, 9, 16

Ages: 2-3 (with adult)
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Price: $35/session members, $50 per session non-members

Monday, September 9, 2013 - Monday, December 16, 2013
Movin’ in the Meadow: Nature Fitness

Moms, forget the gym! Instead, hit the trails – and yes, you can wear your baby! We will stretch, hike and get our hearts pumping all while enjoying Irvine’s tranquil setting. This program is for adults, expecting moms, or adults with very young children. Commit to a season of outdoor fitness!

Dates: Mondays, Sept. 9 through Dec. 16 (off 10/14, 11/11)
Times: 11:00am – 11:45am OR 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. (afternoons are more intensive)
Price: $90 members, $115 non-members (per season)

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - Monday, January 20, 2014
Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, presents a never-before-seen collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies.  This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from South America and Europe, as well as ancient Egypt.

Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science, engaging interactives and multi-media exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilization.

Monday, September 30, 2013 - Monday, November 18, 2013
Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers
Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers is a series of education programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do at each point along the way.

Attend all or any of these weekly seminars
This program will cover information for caregivers of people with:
• Early-stage Alzheimer’s disease: September 30-October 14
• Middle-stage Alzheimer’s disease: October 21-November 4
• Late-stage Alzheimer’s disease: November 11-November 18

Topics covered will include:
• Developing a care team
• Legal and financial planning
• Coping strategies
• Care and treatment options
• Communicating and connecting
• Maximizing independence

The event is held every Monday.

Monday, September 30, 2013 - Monday, November 18, 2013
Living with Alzheimer’s for People with Alzheimer’s

Living with Alzheimer’s: for People with Alzheimer’s
Living with Alzheimer’s: for People with Alzheimer’s is a three-part, interactive education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association for people with a diagnosis of or in the process of being diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
Join us and hear from others who have been where you are discussing what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to develop and work with your care team.
Topics covered will include:
• Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss
• Partnering with your medical team
• Effective communication and telling others about the diagnosis
• Coping with changes and making decisions
• Daily strategies and safety issues
• Opportunities for supporting research
• Resources for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
Attend all or any of these weekly seminars. Pre-screening is required. Call Yolanda Wright at 410.561.9099, ext. 208 for more information.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

October, 2013-March, 2014

All programs are on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The programs are held in the Conference Room at the Pikesville Library, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD  21208.

For more information the public may call 410-887-1234 or visit www.bcpl.info</p>

November 2013

Mark Osteen, Ph.D.

Nov 20 – Professor of English and Chair of Film Studies, Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Osteen, JHU Press author of “Nightmare Alley:  Film Noir and the American Dream,” examines how film noir disputes the notion at the heart of the American dream.

Nov 27 – No Program

Michael Meyerson *

Dec 4 – Professor at University of Baltimore School of Law and author of “Endowed by Our Creator:  The Birth of Religious Freedom in America,” an exploration of the struggle over the relationship between religion and government.

Larry Gibson

Dec 11 – Professor at University of Maryland School of Law and author of “Young Thurgood:  The Making of a Supreme Court Justice,” which emphasizes the role Baltimore and Maryland played in influencing Thurgood Marshall’s early years.

Peter Bielenson, M.D.

Dec 18 – JHU Press co-author with Patrick McGuire of “Tapping into the Wire:  The Real Urban Crisis,” a book about urban policy and public health issues.

Alfred Sommer, M.D., M.H.S.

Jan 8 – Former Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and JHU Press author of “10 Lessons in Public Health,” shares stories from a career devoted to improving health in some of the neediest parts of the world.

Mark Hildebrand

Jan 15 – Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner with the filmmaker of the MPT independent documentary, “Anthem,” as he shares the fascinating origins of the music of our national anthem.

Kelly Terrell

Jan 22 – Tells us about his book “Reservoir Hill,” an old and still vibrant Baltimore neighborhood.

Jay Schlossberg Cohen

Jan 29 – A look at his career and his much admired community art projects.

James Archer Abbott

Feb 5 – Step back into the Gilded Age as we go on a privately curated tour with James Archer Abbott, director and curator of Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum &amp; Library in “Baltimore’s Evergreen:  The Dream House Re-imagined.”

Jed Gaylin

Feb 12 – Director of the Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will preview his March concert, which will include Grand Canyon Suite and Pictures at an Exhibition.

Alexandra Deutsch

Feb 19 – Join us as the Chief Curator at The Maryland Historical Society shares the story of the Baltimore Bonapartes as she explains her exhibit, “A Woman of Two Worlds:  Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy.”

Michael Raphael

Feb 26 – CEO of Direct Dimensions will introduce us to the exciting new technology of 3-D printing.

Earle Havens, Ph.D

March 5 – Join us as the William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Early Rare Books &amp; Manuscripts at Johns Hopkins University shares one of the premier collections in the world as he takes us into the “Halls of Wonder:  Rare Books and the Birth of Museums in Europe.”

Charles Belfoure

March 12 – Author of “The Paris Architect,” a tale of the building of secret hiding places for Jews in Nazi occupied Paris.

Paul Espinosa

March 19 – Join us in welcoming the new Curator of the George Peabody Library, as he debunks the urban legends in the fascinating “History of The Peabody Library:  Baltimore’s First Public Library.”

Carolyn Black-Sotir

March 26 – We conclude our 2013-2014 season with a musical interlude with this MPT hostess and very talented musician.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! at the American Visionary Art Museum

October 5, 2013 – August 31, 2014

“From the dawn of civilization until 2003, humankind generated five exabytes of data.
Now we produce five exabytes EVERY TWO days… and the pace is accelerating.”
– Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google

The American Visionary Art Museum’s 19th original thematic exhibition, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!, is a timely and playful examination of the serious impact of technology on our lives, as seen through the eyes of 40+ visionary artists, cutting edge futurists, and inventors. Pleasing to an audience of Nobel Prize winners and schoolchildren alike, this show asks, “Two billion personal computers later, post DNA-sequencing, are we on the road to becoming a better, healthier, happier, less warlike, human race?”

AVAM’s newest exhibition takes on its most complex subject yet: examining the rapid and ever-increasing impact of artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, genetics, 3D printing and Big Data on nearly every aspect of human life. This thought-provoking exhibit investigates technology’s influence on issues of privacy and surveillance, employment and manufacturing, longevity and health, defense and warfare, farming and food, access to global and personal information, creative invention, and entertainment. This is high stakes, new territory never before negotiated by any prior civilization. Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired Magazine, well-defined the unprecedented nature of our times: “Singularity is the point at which all the change in the last million years will be superseded by the change in the next five minutes.”

Curated by AVAM’s Founder and Director, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, this stirring show harnesses the enchanting visual delights of remarkable visionary artists and their masterworks. Among them: Kenny Irwin’s ROBOCHRISTMAS—glowing inside of a central black box theater at the heart of this exhibition; a selection of Alex Grey’s Sacred Mirrors; Adam Kurtzman’s full-sized Bride of Frankenstein; O.L. Samuels’ 7-ft tall Godzilla—a creation first imagined in response to the devastating use of the A-bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Tom Duncan’s giant walk-in Headache Machine; Rigo 23’s delicate anti-drone drawings; Allen Christian’s life-sized Piano Family—a love song to string theory; Fred Carter’s massive wooden carvings—created as a warning of destruction from industry’s manipulation of nature; and much more!

AVAM welcomes visitors of all ages into a communal look forward to where much of the Sci-Fi imaginings of the past are now swiftly becoming commonplace reality. Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! is a hot-wired blend of art, science, humor, caution and hope.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something,
build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
– R. Buckminster Fuller

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