Ever wonder how an exhibition comes together? Guest Curator Bartholomew F. Bland, Executive Director of the Lehman College Art Gallery, City University of New York, pulls back the curtain on the mechanics of organizing and mounting The Neo-Victorians. Find out how an exhibition goes from just a gleam in a curator’s eye to 1,800 insects hanging on the walls of a Gilded-Age home.
Lyric soprano Yolanda F. Johnson, accompanied by Michael Eisenberg on keyboard, presents an hour-long performance of Gilded Age, Victorian, and Edwardian favorites featuring Gilbert and Sullivan's “Poor Wand’ring One” from The Pirates of Penzance, “The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze” from The Mikado, “Sehnsucht” by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, and the ever-popular “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” (listen to the 1911 version by the Peerless Quartet). Johnson has performed nationally and internationally in musical venues including opera, concert, oratorio, and sacred music. The performance lasts one hour.
Daisy Tainton, Insect Preparator and Curatorial Assistant at the American Museum of Natural History, will lead participants in creating a miniature, whimsical insect diorama under glass, centered around a preserved rhinoceros beetle. Participants are encouraged to bring their own miniatures, natural objects, and other items for inspiration. Recommended for ages 11+.
In this year-long series, Assistant Curator Ted Barrow presents original research and insights on 12 objects from the permanent collection. Join Barrow for a lecture and gallery talk focusing on a work by 19th-century artist and illustrator Winslow Homer, entitled The Fishing Party, 1869. #HRMObjectoftheMonth
Journey through the night skies in this unique new event, featuring a live soundscape performed by Wess Meets West, a defiantly optimistic blend of electronic and post-rock instrumental music. Doors open at 7pm. Show runs approximately 50 minutes. Please note that guests may not be admitted into the Planetarium after the start of the show. #HRMPlanetarium