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Outside Perspectives: Adventures with Guest Curators & Member Reception

Wagner Free Institute of Science

Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, PA

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Member Reception ~ Current member Ended Free  

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Shells from the Wagner collection, image courtesy of Joanna Ebenstein

~Weeknights at the Wagner and Annual Member Reception~

Outside Perspectives: Adventures with Guest Curators 
Illustrated presentation 6:00-7:00 PM
Annual Member Reception 7:00-8:00 PM 

Join us for this unique Weeknights at the Wagner program—unlike any we have done before—and take a fresh look at our collection through the eyes of guest curators. We are thrilled to have Joanna Ebenstein, Curator and Creative Director of the Morbid Anatomy blog, library, and museum, teamed up with Evan Michelson, co-owner of Obscura Antiques and one of the stars of the Science Channel’s show Oddities, to curate an exclusive collection of their favorite Wagner specimens in an illustrated presentation. After the presentation there will be Q&A with Joanna, Evan and Susan Glassman, Director of the Wagner Free Institute of Science. 

Joanna Ebenstein and Evan Michelson

Joanna Ebenstein (left) and Evan Michelson (right)

Following the program, our Annual Member’s Reception will take place upstairs in the museum with finger food, drinks, and a chance to view highlighted specimens. Our Members Reception is only one of the great benefits of becoming a friend of the Institute. Learn more about our great membership perks and how to join by clicking here. Guests can attend the reception for $10--please pay on the night of the program.

Pew Center for Arts and Heritage logoThis program is part of an ongoing project to explore new approaches to interpreting Wagner's collections and is made possible by support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

This program is free, but a suggested donation of $8-$10 ensures that we continue bringing you fantastic programs like this one. 

Have questions about Outside Perspectives: Adventures with Guest Curators & Member Reception? Contact Wagner Free Institute of Science

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Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 W Montgomery Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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Wagner Free Institute of Science

Founded in 1855, the Wagner Free Institute of Science is dedicated to providing free public education in science.  Its programs include free courses and lectures, field trips and lessons for children and museum tours for all ages. The evening science courses are in their 159th year, making them the oldest program devoted to free adult education in the United States. 

The Institute’s Museum houses more than 100,000 natural history specimens, a collection begun by founder William Wagner in the early nineteenth century and expanded by the pre-eminent scientist Joseph Leidy in the 1880s. Completed in 1865, the Institute’s National Historic Landmark building is essentially unchanged since the late-nineteenth century and includes a Victorian Exhibition Hall filled with fossils, shells, minerals and mounted animal skeletons and skins displayed in original wood and glass cabinets. The Museum is open to visitors Tuesdays - Fridays, 9 AM to 4 PM, year-round. Evening and weekend programs are offered during the fall, winter and spring.
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