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The Windows: A Reflection, with artist Harrell Fletcher October 27

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October 14, 2013

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The Windows: A Reflection, with artist Harrell Fletcher October 27


The Windows: A Reflection
Sunday, October 27, 2013 | 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Exploratorium's Kanbar Forum, Pier 15, San Francisco
Free with museum admission. Please note that there is limited capacity for this program; seating will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

On Sunday, October 27, 2013, the Exploratorium looks back on The Best Things in Museums are the Windows, a four-day trek to the summit of Mount Diablo organized by the Exploratorium’s Center for Art & Inquiry in collaboration with artist Harrell Fletcher.

This ambitious journey re-situated the pedagogical work of the Exploratorium along a trajectory that spanned the Bay, a series of neighborhoods, and the foothill trails of Mount Diablo. Along the way, Exploratorium educators and community partners illuminated the path the group traversed in both formal and informal ways. Explorations encompassed themes that included the speed that sound travels in relation to light, radioactivity on Treasure Island, the historic streetcar lines of Oakland, the microscopic life in a creek, geologic time, pigeon anatomy, the cycles of the moon, and geodesy. Learn more about the project at www.exploratorium.edu/arts/the-windows

During the 2-hour program on October. 27, Fletcher, along with distinguished scholars, and project participants, will reflect on the journey, how it happened, and its manifold meanings. Presenters will explore walking as a form of art, the relationship of cultural institutions to their communities, and how art and pedagogy can transform the everyday world around us into a lively classroom.

Speakers include:

    Harrell Fletcher, Artist and Art and Social Practice Professor at Portland State University
    Shannon Jackson, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in the Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley
    Jason Groves, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Integrated Humanities at Yale University
    Marina McDougall, Director, Center for Art & Inquiry, Exploratorium
    Jordan Stein, Assistant Curator, Center for Art & Inquiry, Exploratorium

Event Schedule

2:00 –2:30 p.m.
Jordan Stein The Windows: A Reflection

Shannon Jackson in conversation with Harrell Fletcher

Jason Groves on walking in art and literature

Marina McDougall in conversation with walk participants

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
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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