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Pratt Museum March 13, 2014

WINTER HOURS
Galleries Open noon to 5pm, Tuesday through Sunday
Galleries Closed Mondays

Business offices open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm

CURRENT EVENTS AND EXHIBITS

 MARCH WINTER WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
Wednesdays & Thursdays in March, 12 noon to 5 pm
Thank you to Seldovia Village Tribe (SVT) for sponsoring March Winter Wednesdays and Thursdays this year. Winter Wednesdays and Thursdays are complimentary admission days at the Pratt during the month of March.

THE LIVING TERTIARY: KACHEMAK BAY TODAY AND 3-9 MILLION YEARS AGO
Special Exhibits Gallery through March 29, 2014
Curated by Homer geophysicist Geoff Coble
What was the Kachemak Bay region like 7 million years ago? Explore the prehistoric Tertiary Period through plant and sea life fossils set alongside their modern-day examples. Paleontology shows just how drastically our local environment has changed—and hints at the importance of understanding our fossil history.

NEW ACQUISITIONS AND WINTER CARNIVAL
Lower Level Art Gallery through March 29, 2014
The Pratt’s Art Gallery currently features new works, as well as a small exhibit of historical memorabilia from Homer’s Winter Carnivals of years past.

SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL INTERNS WANTED
Application deadline: March 28, 2014 at 5 pm
Local youth can earn money while learning interpretive work connected to our natural history and cultural heritage. Salary: $10.00/hour; work at least 20 hours per week. Start/End Dates: June 2 through August 1, 2014.For more information call Ryjil Christianson, Director of Educa­tion, 235-8635 or email, education@prattmuseum.org.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

PRETTY SLICK FILM SCREENING
AND DISCUSSION WITH RIKI OTT, PhD.

Wednesday, March 26, from 6:30-8:30 pm
Oil spill activist Dr. Riki Ott introduces a James Fox film that investigates dispersant use after the 2010 BP Gulf disaster. Scientists speak candidly, fishermen reveal sick wildlife, water
samples confirm toxic exposures, and government officials are caught mid-sentence in false
assurances of environmental benefits. A must see for those working to protect Alaska’s waters, wildlife, workers, and way of life. A 30-minute discussion with Riki and Cook Inletkeeper’s Bob Shavelson follows this 70-minute film.

FIRST FRIDAY EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION FOR
JUBILEE- STUDENT ART SHOWCASE AND
KEY INGREDIENTS: AMERICA BY FOOD

Friday, April 4, from 5-7 pm
This reception features the opening of two exhibitions: Jubilee which showcases local student art and Key Ingredients: America By Food. The Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition Key Ingredients: America By Food explores how food and culture inform each other across America. Through a selection of artifacts, photographs, and illustrations, Key Ingredients examines the evolution of the American kitchen and how food industries have responded to the technological innovations that have enabled Americans to choose an ever-wider variety of frozen, prepared, and fresh foods. Key Ingredients also looks beyond the home to restaurants, diners, and celebra­tions that help build a sense of community through food. The exhibition addresses farming, table manners, history, markets, and kitchen gadgets in a lively presentation creating conversations and inspiring community recollection and celebration.

ONGOING

FISH FEEDINGS

Every Tuesday and Friday at 4 pm, Marine Gallery

Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!

 

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out our

website for more details, www.prattmuseum.org, and click on our calendar of events.

 
 
       

 

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