Museum scientists, curators and historians present 20-minute talks related to their research or collections followed by 10-minute Q&A session. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.
Brainfood for the Curious: Short Talks at Lunchtime
We use the words clothing, costume, dress, and fashion to describe what we wear. Discover some of the definitions as we explore various examples from the History collections including those from All Hallows’ Eve.
Each year the New York State Museum acquires new artworks for the Contemporary Native American Art Collection (CNAAC) from artists whose heritage is affiliated with Indigenous communities in New York. Join Curator of Ethnology Gwen Saul for an introduction to recent acquisitions (2016-2017) to...
“Turn on, tune in and drop out” during your lunchbreak and join NYS Historian Devin Lander as he explores New York’s unique role in the psychedelic ‘60s through the history of the Millbrook Commune, Timothy Leary’s ‘Grounded Space Colony’ housed on a 2,500 acre estate in Dutchess County. From...
Sea levels have risen 10 inches in the last century with melting of ice sheets and thermal expansion of ocean water. The continuing onlap of shallow seas across land masses will serve to trap the Sun's heat and accelerate global warming, a condition termed "global hyper-warming" by Dr. Landing....
Iroquoian pottery is typified by often complex geometrical designs on thickened bands of clay below the lip known as collars. Dr. John P. Hart will discuss how recent analyses of these designs are changing our understandings of Iroquoian social interactions in New York and southern Ontario.
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New York State Education Department
Tuesday - Sunday, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
New York State Museum Cultural Education Center 222 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12230