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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.
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
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