One Small Step: The Moon Landing Super Saturday
Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

One Small Step: The Moon Landing Super Saturday

This Super Saturday is all about the Moon! 

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.

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Science With A Twist
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Science With A Twist

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Family Movie Night - The Karate Kid
Aug
24
6:45 PM18:45

Family Movie Night - The Karate Kid

See acclaimed animated features, films and documentaries on the giant screen in the Koch Immersive Theater & Planetarium. Admission to Family Movie Night is $7 per person.

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THE KARATE KID

Starring: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio

Directed by John G. Avildsen

1984, Columbia Pictures

126 minutes

A Japanese martial arts instructor agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

 
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Artist Demonstrations: Jason Sturgill
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Demonstrations: Jason Sturgill

Jason Sturgill’s graphic design background is evident in his colorful drawings. Using contour drawing techniques, his imagery of figures and objects are defined by lines and shapes suggesting movement. Small details are hidden in graphic embellishments reminiscent of graphic novel illustrations or comic books. 

Sturgill graduated from Morehead State University in Kentucky with a degree in music and his undergraduate studies also included classes in drawing, graphic design and printmaking. He received his Master in Education from MSU while working as a middle school art teacher. He currently teaches high school art in Lexington.

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William Wesley Peters: A Creative Force by Bill Scott
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

William Wesley Peters: A Creative Force by Bill Scott

On Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m., Architectural Historian William B. Scott, Jr. will present the program William Wesley Peters: A Creative Force. In this program, hear the fascinating story of University of Evansville graduate William Wesley Peters, who served as Frank Lloyd Wright’s first apprentice at Taliesin, and rose to the rank of Chief Architect of the successor firm, Taliesin Associated Architects. During a brief hiatus in Evansville from 1933-1935, Peters worked on several projects including the 555 square foot Peters-Margedant house that has striking similarities to Wright’s Usonian designs which the master architect did not unveil until 1937 in Madison, Wisconsin. Learn about Peters’ impact on the firm and the numerous buildings he designed and supervised until his death two years later. 

William Blair Scott, Jr., is the co-founder of Organic Architecture + Design Archives, Inc. Scott attended architecture school at the University of Tennessee and received a BFA from the University of Kentucky in Art History in 1989. He has published numerous books and articles focusing on architecture and worked in architectural restoration for 30 years. In 1989, he met and befriended William Wesley Peters—a friendship that lasted until Peters death. He is the co-author of the book William Wesley Peters: The Evolution of a Creative Force and is a lifetime honorary member of the American Institute of Architects.

From complementary reservations for these talks, telephone the Museum at 812-425-2406. 

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William Wesley Peters Program by Heidi Strobel and Jim Renne
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

William Wesley Peters Program by Heidi Strobel and Jim Renne

On Thursday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Heidi Strobel and Dr. Jim Renne will present a program recalling architect and engineer William Wesley Peters. Their talk will provide brief background information about Peters’ mentor Frank Lloyd Wright and Usonian architecture. It will further explore Peters himself, the Peters-Margedant House and its move to the University of Evansville in 2016 and the dollhouse project. 

Dr. Heidi Strobel is the curator of the Peters-Margedant House and is a Professor of Art History at the University of Evansville. Dr. Strobel earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Art History from the University of Illinois. Her book on the early nineteenth-century London gallery owner Mary Linwood will be published by Bloomsbury in late 2019. Strobel was the guest essayist for the Evansville Museum's 2018 exhibition of the work of Nanene Queen Engle and has just finished a six year stint on the Reitz Home's Board of Trustees.

Dr. Jim Renne is a retired medical doctor with a lifelong interest in Frank Lloyd Wright. He is an active member of Friends of the Peters-Margedant House, is a member of the Newburgh Historic Preservation Commission and is on the board of Indiana Landmarks.

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Moon Festival
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Moon Festival

On Saturday, July 20, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day humans first set foot on the Moon with astronomy and rocketry activities during the Museum’s Moon Festival. While it has been 50 years since astronaut Neil Armstrong took that famous “small step for a man, giant leap for mankind,” the Moon has enjoyed a long and colorful history as a part of the poetry, writing, music and art of many cultures.

Moon activities for the day will include a rocket launch and hands-on activities for families. Master storyteller Susan Fowler will present a participatory story for children describing how it took many people working together to get to the Moon.

At 2:00 PM, retired astronomer Joe Caruso will present the program “To the Moon and Back” in the Museum’s Old Gallery. The program will detail the history of Moon exploration from the earliest centuries to today.

The Koch Immersive Theater and Planetarium will present the interactive planetarium show, One Small Step at 2:00 PM and a program on the uplifting future of manned space exploration, Space Next, at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Admission to the Koch Immersive Theater & Planetarium programs is $5 for Museum Members. 

 
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Science With A Twist
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Science With A Twist

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Experience the Moon with the Evansville Astronomical Society
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Experience the Moon with the Evansville Astronomical Society

In July 1969, 600 million people across all continents followed the first step of a man on the Moon, gathering together with their family and friends around their televisions. Fifty years later, we want you to feel this enthusiasm for the Moon.

Everyone is invited to join the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings by discovering the Moon through an astronomical telescope. See the lunar maria, craters, rilles (channels) and Apollo landing locations close-up. 

The Evansville Museum and Evansville Astronomical Society will host telescope viewings telescopes on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 from 8:00-10:00 PM. Join us to observe the Moon and share the wonder.

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Experience the Moon with the Evansville Astronomical Society
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Experience the Moon with the Evansville Astronomical Society

In July 1969, 600 million people across all continents followed the first step of a man on the Moon, gathering together with their family and friends around their televisions. Fifty years later, we want you to feel this enthusiasm for the Moon.

Everyone is invited to join the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings by discovering the Moon through an astronomical telescope. See the lunar maria, craters, rilles (channels) and Apollo landing locations close-up. 

The Evansville Museum and Evansville Astronomical Society will host telescope viewings telescopes on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 from 8:00-10:00 PM. Join us to observe the Moon and share the wonder.

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