Jean-Michel Cousteau Presents
I hope you will visit us this summer and say hello to “Unlucky Bucky.” He is a replica skeleton donated to us by Smith & Nephew for our Moving Stories exhibit. He has had a desperately rough life—a broken pelvis, leg, arm, shoulder…I could go on (even if Bucky couldn’t). Lucky for Bucky he has been put back together by a variety of orthopaedic devices.
Thinking about Bucky reminds me of our newest IMAX® film, Dolphins and Whales. Why? They are mammals, just like you and me, and we all share a basic mammalian skeletal plan with Bucky. It’s the same design our other summer exhibit, Surviving: the Body of Evidence explores. Among other things, that exhibit presents the many adaptations and compromises that make up the human skeleton—why bigger brains gave us wisdom teeth and shaking hands cost us some speed.
From Unlucky Bucky to the august mammals of the ocean deep to the splendor and splints of your own body, there are connections here. Unforced, random, accidental, joyous, startling, subtle, obvious and not so obvious connections—and that is just what a museum is for. That is what I hope you will find here. When we and our children stumble upon these connections, the world opens miraculously. As one scientist says in a video in Surviving: The Body of Evidence, “It is human to go beyond our limitations.” There is no better place to do this than in our museum. Sincerely, Steve Pike, Director of Museums
Did you know that between July 2007 and February 2010 the Pink Palace Family of Museums provided FREE Admission to 180,511 Title I Students which equates to $676,916? Why? Because education is the primary focus of everything we do and, money should not limit a child’s opportunity to learn. Through our collections, exhibitions and staff of full-time and part-time educators, we provide stimulating, engaging and entertaining learning opportunities for children who would not otherwise be able to experience them. This is a means to a very important end for our community. After our kids receive food, clothing, shelter and quality medical care, then what? Through arts, culture and environmental education we provide the opportunity to experience a world not usually available to under-served, urban children. The more knowledgeable these children are - the greater the opportunities available to them will be. Please help us continue providing free admission for our students. Your gift - whether $10,000 or $10 is greatly appreciated. For more information or donate online visit www.memphismuseums.org/donations/ Thank you! Norris Marcus, Development Director phone: 901.320.6412 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Immediate Past President Odell Horton
Vice President, General Counsel Jeff Wills
Treasurer Lin Fryman
Cynthia Buchanan Steve Pike
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Friends President Friends President Elect
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CREW TRAINING INTERNATIONAL IMAX® THEATER
Jean-Michel Cousteau Presents
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Interactive exhibition exploring the process of evolution and its profound impact on humans.
The history of orthopaedic surgeons and patients from 1933 into the future, concentrating on individual subjects in 9 areas.
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The Ernest withers portfolio This exhibit is part of our Connections Exhibit Series, which is aimed at building our African-American collection of artifacts. Ultimately, many of these artifacts will be part of our new permanent exhibits.
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The Cowboy Astronomer Showing Through September 6
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Starlit Nights Live Showing Through September 6
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LICHTERMAN NATURE CENTER
Breathtaking American Lotus Blooms!
The east side of Mertie’s Lake at Lichterman is covered in American lotus, a large native plant that is often confused with a water lily. (Lotus leaves are circular, and do not have a “cut”, as do water lily leaves.) In July and August these plants have spectacular dinner-plate sized yellow flowers and round leaves that are one foot or more in diameter. The flowers are so beautiful that in many cultures the lotus is sacred and a symbol of beauty. Underwater portions of lotus plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species. After aquatic plants die, they decompose and provide food for many aquatic invertebrates. Humans eat the large acorn-like seeds of lotus as well as the roots.
Picnics are encouraged at Lichterman! Members in the know take advantage of the abundant picnic tables and scenic views for impromptu outdoor dining experiences. Stop by the Backyard Wildlife Center to watch noon-time feedings.
Thank You, Friends The Friends of the Pink Palace Family of Museums donated the proceeds from Stomp in the Swamp 2009 to the Nature Center. We have used these funds in the Backyard Wildlife Center to purchase a collection of animal pelts for use in animal presentations, a dishwasher/sterilizer for the exhibit animal support lab, and a rocking chair for story time in the Nature Nook.
Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center animal keepers feed the animals at 12noon box turtle
Red tailed hawk
Tuesday wednesday friday thursday FREE Music, Song, Dance & Entertainment A Dynamic Musical Revue Uniting People For A Joyous Message Of Brotherhood And Peace By Remarkably Talented Israeli Youth Sponsored by the WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG
ISRAELI SCOUTS FRIENDSHIP CARAVAN 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2pm
In the Pink Palace Mansion Theater
A Show For All Ages! Bring the Whole Family!
Memphis Jewish Federation
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Opportunities Never Cease “Surviving: The Body of Evidence” Exhibit At the Pink Palace Museum
Backyard Wildlife Center Volunteer At Lichterman Nature Center
Now Through September 19 Help visitors explore the process of evolution and its profound impact on humans.
Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10:30am – 1:30pm Learn about animal wildlife while you prepare meals and keep animal areas clean.
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