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sun14oct(oct 14)11:00 amwed02jan(jan 2)5:00 pmFeaturedRituals, Rites and Celebrations(october 14) 11:00 am - (january 2) 5:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

October 14 (Sunday) 11:00 am - January 2 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

Ritual, rite, ceremony, celebration, tradition, custom, observance – – these words describe something sacred handed down from generation to generation. They relate to various themes throughout history and address class, occupation, belief, relationship, family, identity, gender – – in short, all the elements that occupy the lives of human beings and help to explain who we were, and are, and who our children will become.

Between 1973 and 2005, Evansville photographer Al Harding and his wife Roberta visited over 100 countries. The rituals they observed during these travels were as varied as the places visited. Each was captured by Al Harding’s camera lens and described in notes by Roberta.

In 2007, the couple generously donated a collection of more than 80 photographs to the Evansville Museum following a major exhibition of the work in our Main Gallery.

In this season of many rituals, rites and celebrations, we remember this remarkable couple and celebrate their important legacy gift with a October 14, 2018 – January 2, 2019 Main Gallery exhibition.

sun11nov(nov 11)11:00 amsun27jan(jan 27)5:00 pmFeaturedRadio Age(november 11) 11:00 am - (january 27) 5:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

November 11 (Sunday) 11:00 am - January 27 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

The November 11, 2018-January 27, 2019 exhibition Radio Age will highlight one of the key inventions of the 20th century—an invention that revolutionized the way people experience life.

With the coming of commercial broadcast radio in the 1920s, radio sets became a fixture in homes in Evansville and across the country. Radios produced by companies such as Atwater-Kent, RCA Victor, Zenith, and Westinghouse became common place as families gathered around them to experience the latest news, sports, and entertainment. As radios became one of the most important parts of an American home, companies continually appealed to consumers through improved technology and innovative styling.

In this exhibition, radio sets from various eras will illustrate these developments as well as their impact on society.

The exhibition will explore how radio led to the greater homogenization of society as people shared common experiences from coast to coast. This occurred as radio networks broadcast popular shows, sporting events, and news to audiences across the country. Shows such as Little Orphan Annie became popular throughout the nation and Orson Welles frightened a number of Americans with the famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast in 1938.

Through vintage radios, imagery and other artifacts, Radio Age will provide a nostalgic look at an interesting segment of history.

thu17jan6:00 pmFeaturedScience with a Twist6:00 pm Bokeh Lounge

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm

Location

Bokeh Lounge

1007 Parrett St, Evansville, Indiana 47713

Event Details

Science with a Twist gives everyone the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading experts, in an interactive, informal atmosphere. Join us at Bokeh Lounge, every third Wednesday of the month, from 6:00-9:00 PM. There is no cover charge or RSVP required.
 
We will play some science trivia, socialize and talk things over in plain language. Tell your friends, and we hope to see you there!
 
Made possible in partnership with the Indiana Academy of Science. This event is for adults over 21.