More than 50 Christmas trees designed and decorated, with each representing a different culture's holiday customs and traditions.
A collection of avant-garde and conceptual art that emerged from California in the late 60s and early 70s. Period-specific Joan Didion ennui sold separately. Opening reception Thu 10/3, 5 PM. One of our visual arts recommendations for fall.
To Emily Teeter, an Egyptologist and a curator at the Oriental Institute, the objects in the museum's display cases represent the origins of modern civilization, tools people used to do their daily work. To the rest of us, they look like oddly shaped pieces of stone and clay. "A lot of professions in the modern world were invented in the ancient Middle East," says Teeter. She thinks people should know more about them. So she went through the museum's holdings and found objects that related to 24 different professions. She found 24 people who do those jobs today and asked Jason Reblando, a photographer, to take pictures of them with the objects. The photos are now on display as "Our Work: Modern Jobs—Ancient Origins." Some jobs—doctor, potter, baker—you'd expect to be thousands of years old. Others—manicurist, game manufacturer, real estate broker—you wouldn't. Continue reading >>
An exhibit showcasing new technology and innovations in agriculture, transportation, entertainment, energy, and more, presented through videos, models, and prototypes of inventions.
New permanent exhibit that re-creates tornadoes, lightning, tsunamis, avalanches, and other natural phenomena to explore the science of storms.
This permanent exhibit explores health, well-being, and the workings of the human body.
On genetics, agriculture, AIDS, computer imaging, powered flight, and other topics.