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The Museum of Flight Celebrates 50th Birthday

SEATTLE – On Sept. 19, the Museum celebrates the big five-o with an all-day birthday party and 50-cent admission (the original ticket price).
Visitors are encouraged to dress for the party’s 1960s theme. Festivities begin at noon with a nod to …

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Cincinnati Museum Center announces new Chief Learning Officer

August 26, 2015 – 11:36 pm | Comments Off on Cincinnati Museum Center announces new Chief Learning Officer

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center announced today the hiring of Whitney Owens to the position of Chief Learning Officer. Owens brings more than 17 years of museum experience to Cincinnati and will begin her duties on September 28.

Whitney Owens“We are thrilled to bring a talent like Whitney on board as we continue to build our leadership team and maximize the impact Cincinnati Museum Center has on the community,” says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Whitney’s energy, experience and perspective will help us elevate the programming and resources we provide to our guests and community.”

Owens is an advocate for community collaboration and decentralized learning, using informal learning environments like museums to support and enhance traditional classroom curriculum. She most recently served as the Vice President of Education & Guest Experience at Great Lakes Science Center where she doubled earned revenue from education programs and increased educational interactions by more than 50% from 2011-2015. She also co-founded the Center for Innovation in STEM Education, a public school/university/science center partnership to engage educators in new methods of teaching STEM. Prior to her role at Great Lakes Science Center, Owens spent 11 years with The Field Museum in Chicago, serving in a variety of roles including Temporary & Traveling Exhibitions Director. Owens positioned The Field Museum as a compelling destination for national and international audiences through a content-rich, dynamic exhibitions program.

“Cincinnati Museum Center’s world-class collections, 1.3 million annual visitors and beautiful Union Terminal building make it an unparalleled community resource for connecting science and history to the world around us,” says Owens. “I’m thrilled to join a visionary leadership team and talented staff in serving this vibrant Cincinnati community.”
Owens will help Cincinnati Museum Center provide world-class learning experiences for children and adults through new programming formats, building and strengthening community partnerships and leveraging the incredible depth of Cincinnati Museum Center’s collections. She will also work to showcase the community’s expertise in science, medicine, history, innovation and new technologies through exhibitions and programming.
Owens steps into a role at Cincinnati Museum Center with prestigious alumni. A similar position was previously held by Tonya Matthews, PhD, current president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center, and renowned historian and museum expert John Fleming, PhD.

For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org

The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales

August 26, 2015 – 12:35 pm | Comments Off on The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales
Thomas Gainsborough Rocky Wooded Landscape

Salt Lake City – A rare gathering of stunning British landscape paintings and photographs by legendary artists opens at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) on August 29 for a 15-week fall run. The UMFA is one of four …

Cincinnati Museum Center now accepting nominations for those who make an impact in the lives of children

August 25, 2015 – 10:33 am | Comments Off on Cincinnati Museum Center now accepting nominations for those who make an impact in the lives of children

CINCINNATI – Do you know someone who works tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of children? Cincinnati Museum Center wants to honor them at our eighth annual Duke Energy Children’s Museum Difference Makers Awards on February 6, 2016. …

Museum of Flight Labor Day Weekend with B-17 Visits and Biplane Rides

August 23, 2015 – 9:57 am | Comments Off on Museum of Flight Labor Day Weekend with B-17 Visits and Biplane Rides
B-17 Aluminum Overcast

World War II Flying Fortress, “Aluminum Overcast,” joins Museum’s B-17, “Boeing Bee,” for weekend ground tours
SEATTLE – Visitors to the Museum on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-7, will be treated to two B-17s bombers to tour – the Museum’s Boeing …

Journey to Space opens at Cincinnati Museum Center

August 21, 2015 – 2:40 pm | Comments Off on Journey to Space opens at Cincinnati Museum Center
Journey to Space

CINCINNATI – Journey to Space takes you along for the ride as NASA prepares to launch into a new phase of exploration and discovery. Get ready to blast off on a mission beyond the stars in the Robert D. Lindner …

The Glass House Fall Exhibitions and Programs

August 21, 2015 – 2:38 pm | Comments Off on The Glass House Fall Exhibitions and Programs
Glass House Fall Exhibitions and Programs

Elaine Lustig Cohen Extended through October 19
On view in the Painting Gallery, this exhibition presents a selection of the artist’s early paintings from the 1960s and 1970s as well as examples of her multi-year design collaboration with Philip Johnson, among …

Baltimore Museum of Art Present Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

August 21, 2015 – 2:37 pm | Comments Off on Baltimore Museum of Art Present Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

Final Concerts of the Season!
August 22: The Dave Stryker ‘Eight Track’ Band
“First-rate jazz talent”—LA Times
August 29: The Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet
Led by sought-after studio musician Steven Kroon on the congas
Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

“BAUHAUS IN AMERICA” IS FOCUS OF NEW EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE AT BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MUSEUM + ARTS CENTER

August 19, 2015 – 12:13 pm | Comments Off on “BAUHAUS IN AMERICA” IS FOCUS OF NEW EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE AT BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MUSEUM + ARTS CENTER
Hazel Larsen Archer

Exhibition on view September 4-December 31, 2015; Conference September 25-27, 2015
Asheville, NC…Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) presents a special exhibition and its annual conference on the Bauhaus in the U.S., focusing on two important centers led by …

Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire returns to Cincinnati Museum Center

August 18, 2015 – 2:20 pm | Comments Off on Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire returns to Cincinnati Museum Center

CINCINNATI – Drag racing power tools. Robots. Race cars. 3D printed prosthetics. Inspiration. Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is back at Cincinnati Museum Center August 29 & 30 for a weekend of explosive exhibits, interactive displays and live demonstrations.
Cincinnati Mini Maker …

Pilots Share Wild Tales About Being “Wild Weasels” at the Museum of Flight

August 18, 2015 – 9:27 am | Comments Off on Pilots Share Wild Tales About Being “Wild Weasels” at the Museum of Flight
F-16 Wild Weasels

SEATTLE – On Aug. 29, two former U.S. Air Force pilots share first-hand stories about one of the most dangerous types of missions in air combat: attacking enemy air defense systems.
During their 2 p.m. presentation, veterans Joseph Matte and Dan …

Shinique Smith Brings Her Vibrant Paintings and Sculptures to Nashville’s Frist Center

August 14, 2015 – 10:04 am | Comments Off on Shinique Smith Brings Her Vibrant Paintings and Sculptures to Nashville’s Frist Center
Shinique Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Highly expressive paintings and sculptures by New York-based artist Shinique Smith will be on view in the Frist Center’s exhibition Wonder and Rainbows from October 9, 2015, through January 10, 2016. Ms. Smith, who was featured in …

Michener Art Museum Uncorks Fifth Biennial The Art Of Wine

August 14, 2015 – 9:51 am | Comments Off on Michener Art Museum Uncorks Fifth Biennial The Art Of Wine

(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Art Museum will once again host the much anticipated The Art of Wine fête on Saturday, October 17, 2015. This distinctive wine-themed event, a signature fundraiser for the Michener, blends an unforgettable evening of …