Science with a Twist

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.

Topics at 12: Secrets of the Winter Solstice

On December 7, 2018, at 12:00 PM CST, the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science will host TOPICS AT 12 with Museum Director of Science Experiences, Mitch Luman, who will present Secrets of the Winter Solstice. Guests will have the opportunity to learn over lunch about this astronomical phenomenon that marks the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year.

The Topics at 12 series are a free brown bag lunch series where Museum curators discuss art, history or science. Each topic will be held in the Evansville Museum’s Old Gallery throughout several Free Fridays at 12:00 PM. For complimentary reservations to these events, please call the Evansville Museum at (812) 425-2406.

Second Annual Evansville Museum International Drone Film Festival

The Evansville Museum International Drone Film Festival, Saturday, April 27, 2019, is a film competition offering a unique overview of the development in trends and techniques of drone cinematography. Now in our second year, our film festival will offer an international platform for filmmakers to exhibit their work as well as compete for an anticipated $2500 in cash prizes. Screenings of winning entries and shortlisted films will take place inside the amazing dome of the Museum’s Koch Immersive Theater & Planetarium.

Click here to see the winning entries from the 2018 Evansville Museum International Drone Film Festival.

Get involved in 2019 as we showcase the best that aerial cinematography has to offer at our day-long event that features two separate screenings of the official selection as picked by our judges, a drone regulations workshop, a how to get started in drone videography workshop, a drone demonstration and giveaways!

Click here to submit an entry https://filmfreeway.com/EvansvilleDroneFilmFestival. Submitted films may be up to 5-minutes in length. Applications close March 22, 2019.

Our Grand Prize Awards

Best of Show Award

Best Tri-State Film Award (Indiana, Kentucky & Illinois)

Best Student Entry Award

People’s Choice Award

Our Category Awards

Land, Sky, Water, Air (Landscapes, Nature, Urban)

Extreme Video (Drone Racing, Sports, Fast-Paced Videos)

Open Category (Films that Do Not Fit in Other Categories)

Festival Schedule

11:00-12:30 p.m. Public Viewing of Official Selections

1:00-2:00 p.m. Workshops

2:00-3:30 p.m. Public Viewing of Official Selections (a repeat of 11:00-12:30 pm)

4:00 p.m. Presentation of Category Winners, Best of Show, Tri-State, Student & People’s Choice Awards

Ticket Pricing

Drone Film Festival Admission will be $20 (includes optional workshops & Museum admission)

Other Information

Jury Panel– Selects our official selections and chooses grand prize & category winners

  • Roger McBain – former arts editor for the Evansville Courier & Press
  • Joe Atkinson – digital multi-media specialist in residence at the University of Evansville
  • One Additional Judge TBA

Click here for  EMIDFF Rules

TEXT OF EMIDFF RULES

All entries must be submitted through the Evansville Museum International Drone Film Festival (EMIDFF) festival page on FilmFreeway.com specifically via this url: https://FilmFreeway.com/festival/EvansvilleDroneFilmFestival. All short film submissions must be done through direct upload to FilmFreeway.

Film Submissions – To be considered for the EMIDFF your content must meet all the specifications and requirements relating to film categories and submission. Your film does not need to exclusively contain aerial footage, but must incorporate at least 50% Drone footage.  You agree you will not submit any content that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive.

Film Selection – Films are reviewed during the application period. You  will be notified via FilmFreeway by no later than April 8, 2019 if your film has been selected.

Jury Panel – A panel of three judges will make the the official selections and category winners.

Screening – Official Selection Films successful, will be screened at an all-day event on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Evansville, Indiana (USA) in the Koch Immersive Theater at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science.

Official Selections – A total of five films will comprise the official selections of the EMIFF for each category and will be announced to the public at two film festival screenings on Saturday, April 27 2019. Film makers who submit a film chosen as an official selection of the Festival will receive free admission to EMIDFF You will be contacted if your film is an official selection by the April 8, 2019.

Drone Film Festival Categories-Short Film (Using a Drone to tell a Story), Land, Sky, Water, Air (Landscapes, Nature, Urban), Extreme Video (Drone Racing, Sports, Fast-Paced Videos), Open Category (Films that Do Not Fit in Other Categories)

Discretionary Awards-Best of Show, Best Tri-State Film (films submitted from Indiana, Kentucky & Illinois), Best Student Entry (entries by students), People’s Choice Award (picked during event).

Notification Date: You will be notified if your entry was accepted as an official selection in our festival by the notification date of Monday, April 8, 2019. Entry in our festival does not constitute automatically being an official selection.

Winning Films – One winning film in each category, plus up to four discretionary awards will be announced to the public at two film festival screenings on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Winners receive free admission to EMIDFF, Prizes will be delivered to film makers post film festival in U.S. Dollars by PayPal or by check payable to a U.S. bank and delivered to U.S. addresses by the United States Postal Service. If you are not in the U.S., you agree to accept payment by the PayPal service. You will be contacted if your film is winning entry by the Notification Date .

Student Films- Entries eligible for our Best Student Award must be submitted by a student of an accredited educational institution. The name of the educational institution must be entered with the film submission.

Subtitles – Are welcome, but not required, expect in the case of non-English speaking films, which must include English subtitles.

By entering your film into the Evansville Museum International Drone Film Festival EMIDFF you accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property contained within your film and that you have cleared all contents of the film with the respective copyright holders prior to submission to the festival. By entering your work into this festival this constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the EMIDFF. We reserve the right to use segments of your submitted film for promotional purposes only, including but not limited to broadcast on TV or the internet. You agree that the EMIDFF may use your publicity stills prior to the festival for marketing, promotional activities and publicity purposes. We may also screen your film for judging, media review purposes or for exhibition, launch, after parties, partner events in association with We will always contact you (or a nominated filmmaker) to inform you of this prior to use.

Consent of parent or guardian must be obtained where a minor may be a participant in the film festival or competition. If the winner of a prize is under the age of 18 years, the prize will be awarded to the winner’s nominated parents or guardian.

The Filmmaker grants EMIDFF the non¬exclusive right to exhibit the film at the EMIDFF. Additionally, Filmmaker grants EMIDFF the right to exhibit the Film up to ten times at EMIDFF branded events for a period of one year. You authorize EMIDFF to display your film on the EMIDFF website and give express permission to the festival to screen your film publicly at without monetary compensation.

EMIDFF does not claim any ownership rights to the content and films, the intellectual property and proprietary rights existing anywhere in the world and EMIDFF acquire no ownership, proprietary or other rights to your work and or film.

By submitting your film, it does not guarantee acceptance and selection of the work into the EMIDFF. You agree that you are aware that all films received will be reviewed by jury and judged, and that some films may not be selected for cinema screening as official selection of EMIDFF. You accept this risk.

This agreement is made in the state of Indiana, The United States of America and is governed by its laws.

59th Mid-States Art Exhibition

For more than six decades, the Evansville Museum has exhibited and collected contemporary regional art through the presentation of an annual Mid-States competition open to artists residing the six states of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Missouri. Some of this region’s most accomplished artists and art educators have been selected to show their work in the Mid-States exhibitions; and the competitions have importantly encouraged the participation of young, emerging artists. The 59TH MID-STATES ART EXHIBITION, on display from December 9, 2018 March 3, 2019 in the OLD GALLERY, will feature paintings, drawings, prints, collage, sculpture, and mixed media work.

Juror for this year’s competition is Philip R. Jackson, Associate Professor of Art and Painting Area Chair at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Mr. Jackson’s work is included in the Evansville Museum’s permanent collection and his paintings were featured in a solo exhibition here as part of his appointment as the Museum’s Martha & Merritt deJong Artist-in-Residence in 2008.

This exhibition is presented through a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund.

Destination Discovery 2019

March 25-29, 2019 – 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Spend Spring Break exploring Evansville’s treasures! Campers will spend one day each at five of the area’s best day camp destinations: Angel Mounds, cMoe, the Evansville Museum, Mesker Park Zoo, and Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve.

Camp includes discounts for members of host organizations, a central drop-off location each day, camp T-shirt, and morning / afternoon snacks (parents provide lunch).

For children ages 5 – 11 (campers must be enrolled in kindergarten). Extended care available. To register, visit https://campscui.active.com/orgs/WesselmanNatureSociety?season=2555315
For more information, call 812 479-0771 ext 102.

Earthrise Screening

The first people to see the Earth from the Moon were not poets, artists or scientists. They were astronauts. The view afforded to Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders as they viewed our planet rise from behind the limb of the Moon in December, 1968 was an iconic moment fifty years ago. The Apollo 8 astronauts recount their memories of capturing the first images of Earth rising from behind another world in the film EARTHRISE. The 29-minute documentary evokes the awe of seeing Earth framed against the blackness of space. Three showings of the film EARTHRISE will be screened during Christmas week, December 26, 27 and 28. Screenings will take place at 3:00 PM in the Koch Immersive Theater. Tickets will be $5 for Museum Members, and $7 for Not-Yet Members or included with Museum admission for Not-Yet Members.

Topics at 12: Koch Immersive Theater

In this presentation, the Museum Director of Science Experiences, Mitch Luman, who will present Behind the Scenes of the Koch Immersive Theater. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of the 40-foot full-domed Koch Immersive Theater which features stadium-style seating, a 10,000-watt digital surround sound system and imagery resulting in an immersive experience.

The Topics at 12 series are a free brown bag lunch series where Museum curators discuss art, history or science. Each topic will be held in the Evansville Museum’s Old Gallery throughout several Free Fridays at 12:00 PM. For complimentary reservations to these events, please call the Evansville Museum at (812) 425-2406.

Science with a Twist

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.
 
This month we will have Dr. Jim Bandoli who will present on human education.
 
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.

Super Saturday: A Girl and Her Fossils

Join curator of education Karen Malone and her box of rocks (and fossils) for the-day-after-the-day-after-Thanksgiving Super Saturday. You’ll get to touch reach fossils, make fossil art, and learn about how fossils form. You are welcome to bring your own fossils and Karen will attempt to identify them for you.

The fourth Saturday of every month is designated a Super Saturday at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science. From 11:00 AM–3:00 PM the day is filled with crafts, activities, challenges and/or guest lectures, all on a different theme each time. Children, teens, adults and families are encouraged to have a fun day exploring new topics. All Super Saturday activities are included with Museum admission. Super Saturdays are presented in partnership by the Evansville Museum Contemporaries.

Super Saturday: It’s Alive!!

Did you know that 2018 is the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel “Frankenstein”? We didn’t either! But then someone told us and we decided to make it the theme of our annual Halloween Super Saturday. Put on your costumes and join us for a fun day of Halloween activities, including electricity, blood and zombies. It’s alive!!! This month we are opening the doors an hour early at 10:00 AM to correspond with the opening of Mickey’s Kingdom!
 
The fourth Saturday of every month is designated a Super Saturday at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science. From 11:00 AM–3:00 PM the day is filled with crafts, activities, challenges and/or guest lectures, all on a different theme each time. Children, teens, adults and families are encouraged to have a fun day exploring new topics. All Super Saturday activities are included with Museum admission. Super Saturdays are presented in partnership by the Evansville Museum Contemporaries.