Tuesday, May 5, 2009

This Week at The Wolfsonian-FIU‏

Thursday, May 7-Sunday, May 10
MEMBERS APPRECIATION WEEKEND—Choose from an array of unusual and innovative items at The Dynamo Museum Shop. Members are entitled to a twenty percent discount on shop items and a ten percent discount at The Dynamo Café. Certain restrictions apply.

Thursday, May 7-Sunday, June 7
PAGE AT A TIME EXHIBITION—What do animals, global warming, and political debates have in common? Books. Not the kind of books you find in a typical bookstore, but unique, student-created works that explore the broad theme of conflict and resolution. Page at a Time is an innovative arts education program developed by The Wolfsonian for fourth- and fifth-grade students that is now in its twelfth year. The works of students from Wesley Mathews Elementary, Southside Elementary, Ada Merritt K-8 Center, Gertrude K Edelman-Sabal Palm Elementary, and South Pointe Elementary are on display in the museum's lobby. Free and open to the public.

is an ongoing documentary film series presented in collaboration with WPBT-Channel 2.

Thursday, May 7, 2pm
INHERITANCE (2008, USA, James Moll, 75 min, English, color, DVD)—Monika Hertwig, the daughter of mass murderer Amon Goeth, has spent her life in the shadow of her father's sins, trying to come to terms with her "inheritance." She seeks out Helen Jonas, previously enslaved by Goeth and one of the few living eyewitnesses to his unspeakable brutality. The women's raw, emotional meeting unearths terrible truths and lingering questions about how the actions of our parents can ripple through generations. Presented in collaboration with P.O.V., PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. Free.

Saturday, May 9, 12–3pm
WOLF PACK GIVES BACK—Would you like to help others in the community by contributing your time and skills? The Wolfsonian wants you! Join the Wolf Pack Gives Back to learn, network, and give back to the community. As an added bonus, you can even earn discounted museum membership. The first volunteer opportunity takes place at the Miami Rescue Mission: 2159 N.W. 1st Ct., Miami, 33127, where we'll feed the homeless in honor of Mother's Day. For more information: 305.535.2644 or lydia at thewolf.fiu.edu. RSVP required at our new public programs page.

Sunday, May 10
CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY—Need a great gift for Mom? Solve your Mother's Day shopping dilemma with a dynamo gift consisting of a one-year Popular-level museum membership and lunch for two at The Dynamo Café, which can be enjoyed at any time. Price per gift: $65. Contact Thea Smolinski at 305.535.2631 or thea at thewolf.fiu.edu for details.

Think, Shop, and Eat at The Dynamo Museum Shop and Café!

Stop by The Dynamo Museum Shop and Café for some unusual gifts and creative food this week. The Dynamo Museum Shop offers a selection of carefully selected, unconventional gifts, books, and films, much of it inspired by The Wolfsonian's collection of modern objects from 1885-1945. The Dynamo Café features a sophisticated menu in a casual and artfully designed setting, also inspired by the themes of the museum's collection. For questions contact 305.535.2680 or paola at thewolf.fiu.edu.

Free admission begins at 6pm. Join us for a guided tour at 6pm, and innovative programming at 7pm. Galleries remain open until 9pm.

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