An Emmy for Teenie
Pittsburgh 360: Service & Sacrifice, a documentary produced by WQED Multimedia with Carnegie Museum of Art’s Teenie Harris Archive team, has earned a 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy in the Historic/Cultural category. The 9-minute film—based on the museum’s 2018 Teenie Harris exhibition Service and Sacrifice—tells the story of black soldiers who fought for a nation that didn’t always fight for them. It features Teenie Harris archivist Dominique Luster and the two guest curators of the exhibition: Eugene Boyer, Jr., a World War II and Korean War veteran who remembers times when “the enemy was nicer to you than the person commanding you,” and Lance Woods, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Meeting Mr. Boyer was extremely inspiring,” Woods says in the film. “It’s hard to imagine the things that he’s experienced. What’s significant about Teenie Harris’ work capturing African American participation in the armed services is that it’s too often overlooked.”
As many as 132,000 people now call themselves Carnegie Museums members, from a record-high 33,000+ member households.
The AR Perpetual Garden App lets users create a virtual Appalachian wildflower garden on their smartphones and project it onto any flat surface.
How it’s different:
It uses augmented reality and scientific data visualization to build 3D recreations of the sights and sounds of the forest floors at Powdermill Nature Reserve and around the Laurel Highlands (zone 5) at their most biodiverse—before deer overrun them, and after. Educators can bring the outside into their classrooms. Or imagine projecting a blooming forest floor while walking outside in the dead of winter.
The team responsible:
Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Powdermill Nature Reserve, The University of Central Florida’s The Harrington Lab, and the MultiMedia Technology program from the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.
Where to get it:
Available via Google Play and the Apple App Store.
“[Pittsburgh] was, historically, a magnet for immigrants and home to indigenous peoples. A recent tour of Pittsburgh showed how the vibrant visual arts community, in many ways, offers a model for diversity and tolerance.”
– New York Times art critic Martha Schwendener
Have a seat, relax, LEARN
After its We Are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene exhibition ended its successful run last year, Carnegie Museum of Natural History wanted to keep visitors engaged with the timely topic. The Anthropocene Living Room, located on the third-floor balcony overlooking Dinosaurs in Their Time, is now a permanent spot to relax and reflect on how we humans interact with the world around us. Besides comfy furniture, expect current news articles and books, relevant specimens and artifacts, and rotating art. Now playing: award-winning artist Catherine Chalmers’ film Leafcutters, described as a creative collaboration with millions of wild ants.
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