Thursday, September 17, 2015
Entire museum is open
Cash bar | Small plates menu available from the Hawthorne Hotel till 10pm
Build your own Strandbeest | Maker Lounge
Build your own mini-strandbeest using everyday materials (while supplies last). Start now with this handy dandy guide from Instructables
Race-a-Beest | Art Nook
Create your own battery-operated fan and move a mini strandbeest to the finish line with our Maker Lounge team (while supplies last).
Boston Percussion Group | Atrium
A lively group performance combining traditional classical instruments and found everyday objects.
Silent Disco | Create Space 1
Keep your body moving like a Strandbeest by dancing the night away to some of the best experimental sounds combining music, technology and the environment (50 headphones available; first come, first served).
What’s Your Strandbeest Name? | North Spine Head to the PEM/PM Welcome Table
Use our Latin-based name generator to title your inner Strandbeest!
Operate an Ordis | Atrium
Animaris Ordis is the basis for all Strandbeests. Learn how this multifunctional beest moves with our gallery interpreter operators. \
DJ Noel Snow | Atrium
Party like a Strandbeest with digital mashups by DJ Noel Snow!
Beer Tasting | Bartlett Gallery
Sample popular Dutch brews.
Sustainable Seafood Demo | Bartlett Gallery
Just as Strandbeests protect the Dutch coastline, hear from Jim Turner, owner of Turner’s Seafood in Salem, discuss local efforts to conserve and grow the population of oysters in Massachusetts.
Exhibition Reveal | Dodge Galleries 1 & 2
Enjoy a sneak peak of the Strandbeest exhibition before it opens to the public on September 19th!
Art in Mechanics | Morse Auditorium
Join Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet and exhibition artist Theo Jansen, exhibition curator Trevor Smith and photographer Lena Herzog for a lively discussion on the similarities between Strandbeests and watchmaking. Seats are limited; tickets available at the Info Desk.
Live Music & Video Art | Atrium
Boston-based post-rock band I/O take the stage to perform its latest album Saudade against the backdrop of video projections created by Somerville computational artist Mark J. Stock.
Plank Walk | Bartlett Gallery
Participate in this team challenge to coordinate multiple joints to walk in sync with Beverly’s Project Adventure. Be the first team to get to the finish line!
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