Wolfsonian Museum Events TOURS Guided exhibition tours every Thursday - PDF
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Wolfsonian Museum Events TOURS Guided exhibition tours every Thursday and Friday at 6pm. Free gallery admission on Fridays from 6–9pm. All programs take place at The Wolfsonian, unless otherwise noted. SPECIAL EVENT Friday, May 1 MIAMI MUSEUM MONTH KICK-OFF—It’s time to museum hop! For the entire month of May, explore participating museums throughout Miami-Dade County for free with your Wolfsonian membership. Don’t pass up this incredible opportunity to experience Miami’s vibrant cultural scene. To kick-off the month, The Wolfsonian offers free gallery admission on Friday, May 1. For more information: www.miamimuseummonth.com or 305.535.2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org. WOLF BOOK CLUB Be a part of our book club! Participants must be Wolfsonian members and will receive a twenty percent discount on book club selections purchased in The Dynamo Museum Shop. To join or to RSVP: 305.535.2644 or email@example.com. Free. Friday, May 1, 7pm THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL by Asne Seierstad (2004)—This is a powerful account of contemporary life in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. Seierstad is a Norwegian journalist who spent three months living with Sultan Khan, the bookseller of the title, and exploring the lives of his extended family. The New York Times called the book, “The most intimate description of an Afghan household ever produced by a Western journalist.” Ostensibly about Khan, who has risked his life to protect and supply books and preserve literary life in Kabul, The Bookseller of Kabul is ultimately a portrait of a nation. CINEMA 2 AT THE WOLF is an ongoing documentary film series presented in collaboration with WPBT-Channel 2. Free. Thursday, May 7, 2pm INHERITANCE (2008, USA, James Moll, 75 min, English, color, DVD)—Monika Hertwig is the daughter of the sadistic Nazi commander of the Plaszow concentration camp, Amon Goeth (portrayed in Schindler’s List). This documentary details the meeting between Hertwig, who has spent her life haunted by her father’s actions, and Helen Jonas, a Holocaust survivor who was enslaved in Goeth’s household and later rescued by Schindler. Jonas and Hertwig meet at the Plaszow camp memorial and visit the still- standing villa where Goeth (and Jonas) lived. The idea for the film grew out of a conversation Hertwig had with director Moll when he contacted her about an unrelated project. “I am not my father,” Hertwig said. Moll later recalled, “That statement became the genesis of Inheritance.” Presented in collaboration with P.O.V., PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. FAMILY & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM Thursday, May 7-Sunday, June 7 PAGE AT A TIME EXHIBITION—What do animals, global warming, and political debates have in common? Books. Not the kind of books you find in a typical bookstore, but unique, student-created works that explore the broad theme of conflict and resolution. Page at a Time is an innovative arts education program developed by The Wolfsonian for fourth- and fifth-grade students that is now in its twelfth year. The works of students from Wesley Mathews Elementary, Southside Elementary, Ada Merritt K-8 Center, Gertrude K Edelman-Sabal Palm Elementary, and South Pointe Elementary are on display in the museum’s lobby. Free admission for M-DCPS students, teachers, and families. MEMBER EVENTS Thursday, May 7-Sunday, May 10 MEMBERS’ APPRECIATION WEEKEND—Choose from an array of unusual and innovative items at The Dynamo Museum Shop. Members are entitled to a twenty percent discount on shop items and a ten percent discount at The Dynamo Café. Certain restrictions apply. SPECIAL EVENT Saturday, May 9 WOLF PACK GIVES BACK Would you like to help others in the community by contributing your time and skills? The Wolfsonian wants you! Join Wolf Pack Gives Back to learn, network, and give back to the community. As an added bonus, you can even earn discounted museum membership. Projects may include Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, Shake-A-Leg- Miami, Lotus House, and others. Times to be determined. For more information: 305.535.2644 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday, May 12, 11am LIBRARIAN’S TOUR AND LUNCH—Join The Wolfsonian’s Chief Librarian Francis X. Luca for an enlightening tour of our extensive and eclectic rare book and special collections library, home to a vast assortment of titles and ephemeral items. The tour is followed by lunch and conversation in The Dynamo Café. RSVP required: 305.535.2631 or email@example.com. $25 per person. Propagandist-level members and higher. SPECIAL EVENT Thursday, May 14, 7pm WOLF PACK DEN NIGHT PUB QUIZ—Join the Wolf Pack for a night of trivia, pub food, and Grolsch beer. We’ll battle wits over esoterica large and small, past and present. RSVP requested: 305.535.2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SPECIAL EVENT Saturday, May 16 INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY—Join The Wolfsonian and other area museums in celebrating International Museum Day. In honor of the event, The Wolfsonian offers free gallery admission and an opportunity to view the exhibit of handcrafted books created by students from Miami-Dade public schools. The books, produced as part of the Page at a Time arts education program, are on display in the museum’s lobby. SPECIAL EVENT Thursday, May 28, 7pm TRELLES CABARROCAS ARCHITECTS TALK AND BOOK SIGNING—Luis Trelles, AIA, presents two new publications celebrating the work of Trelles Cabarrocas Architects in a talk followed by a book signing. These monographs, complete with annotations and commentary by architects from Europe and the Americas, illustrate the impact this Miami firm has had on the Florida landscape during the past twenty years. Free. For more information: 305.535.1456 or email@example.com. HONOR YOUR PARENTS How? With a special gift from The Wolfsonian, of course. Solve your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day shopping dilemmas with a dynamo gift consisting of a one-year Popular- level museum membership and lunch for two at The Dynamo Café, which can be enjoyed at any time. Price per gift: $75. Contact Thea Smolinski at 305.535.2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.