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Exploratorium Cinema Arts Explores the Outdoors in Summer 2013

For Immediate Release:
June 01, 2013

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Exploratorium Cinema Arts Explores the Outdoors in Summer 2013

Celebrate the sunlight and the outoors with a selection of summery programming

Image from “Look at the Sun” by Brent Hoff, on view June 19. This summer, join the Exploratorium’s landmark Cinema Arts program as it presents a series of innovative film events exploring weather, landscape, and the outdoors. A series of al fresco cinema experiences titled Experiments in Terrace will celebrate the season on the third Wednesday of each month through August on the museum’s Bay Observatory Terrace. Two screenings, including one at Live Oak campground at Mount Diablo State Park, will be held in conjunction with a project titled The Best Things in Museums Are the Windows by Exploratorium artist-in-residence Harrell Fletcher. It’s a summer of screenings and events designed to get you outdoors in more ways than one.

June 19, 2013
Experiments in Terrace: Summer Solstice
Bay Observatory Terrace
On the cusp of the summer solstice, we forget the fog and let the cinema screen give us a chance to bask in the sun.  Films include Heliocentric (Semiconductor, 2010); Vespucciland (Rock Ross, 1982); Look at the Sun (Brent Hoff, 2011) and Eratostene (Charles and Ray

Eames, 1961).

July 17, 2013
Experiments in Terrace: Inspiring Footage
Bay Observatory Terrace
Cinema Arts presents an outdoor film screening on the eve of the expedition to Mount Diablo as part of artist-in-residence Harrell Fletcher’s project The Best Things in Museums Are the Windows. A variety of experimental, documentary and industrial films trace the geography of the hike path. From Pier 15 to the center of the park, these films inspire a sense of exploration and motivate deeper thinking about the cultural and physical relationships to the landscape along the way. Films include Pier 15 (Michael Rudnick, 2013), Crossing the Bar (Andy Black) Moonwalk (Mikey Schaefer, 2012), Our Backyard (Connor Rickey, 2013), and a special pre-reel of archival footage of the walkers’ landscapes.

July 20, 2013
Films by the Fire
Live Oak Campground, Mount Diablo State Park*
The final night of the multi-day journey undertaken by artist-in-residence Harrell Fletcher as part of The Best Things in Museums are the Windows will include a gathering around the movie screen at base camp. A program of visual storytelling will offer meditations on the wooded nature and embrace the spirit of curiosity it evokes. The mystery and lure of our outer universes have long been fodder for creative exploration.  Join us for this group of films that indulges in the creative spark fueled by the unknown.
*The park gates close at sunset, therefore participants must plan to arrive prior to sunset and camp overnight. Reservations for Live Oak campground are available via Reserve America www.reserveamerica.com.

August 21, 2013
Experiments in Terrace: Seasonal Shifts
Bay Observatory Terrace
With summer fleeting, this final installment of Experiments in Terrace features films that reflect on the changes in our landscapes - and psyches - as seasons shift. Films include Autumn Spectrum (Hy Hirsh, 1957).

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Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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