Wednesday, November 7 2012

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Wednesday, November 7 2012

Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation


Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln’s signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more.



Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation

Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln’s signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more.


Pueblo Pottery; Stories in Clay Exhibit

In the Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico and eastern Arizona, the Pueblos, a people spread over 19 communities, continue to practice their ancient art of pottery-making.  Descendents of the Anasazi, the Pueblo People, still use the traditional coiling methods and decorative patterns that have distinguished their work for centuries..

This exhibit compares and contrasts the unique style of each Pueblo community and highlights individual artists who have shaped this timeless craft.

 The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm* and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm *      *Last admission 4:30pm



Heroes & Villains Lecture Series: The Amistad Rebellion

Starting this fall, the New Haven Museum will present a lecture series entitled “Heroes & Villains,” exploring the stories behind some of the most important historical figures in the history of Greater New Haven. The lecture series will continue through 2013 as the New Haven Museum celebrates its 150th and the City of New Haven’s 375th anniversary. All lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. Lectures will be accompanied by book signings, and copies of each speaker’s books will be available for sale. All lectures are free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, November 7, Marcus Rediker will share the story of the Amistad rebellion from the point of view of the African captives themselves, the topic of his new book, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom. Utilizing sources unique to this event, Rediker reconstructs the horror of their plight, their courage, their humanity, and their backgrounds not just as captives, but as people. His new book reminds readers of the humanity behind this rebellion, a side to this story that has gone unexplored and unheard until now. Marcus is a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. He has won several book prizes and held numerous fellowships, and is the author of four other books, including The Slave Ship.

The New Haven Museum, founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue. For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, Director of Education, at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or [email protected].



Sounding the Silence & Memory and Transformation

Amy Browning’s exhibit, SOUNDING THE SILENCE, contains new work that is an exhilarating revelation of order within disorder.  Pre-ordained rules yield to the mysterious needs of the canvas. The title and theme for Joe Saccio’s exhibit, MEMORY AND TRANSFORMATION, stems from his discovery when working on a four foot by twenty-foot section of a hollow black oak tree trunk. The artist divided the old hollow trunk into three six foot sections and split each vertically to create three triptychs, or three open books revealing the old tree’s inner life and history.


Guilford Art Center's Artistry Holiday Sale of Fine American Craft

Guilford Art Center's annual Artistry Holiday Sale of Fine American Craft features handmade works by more than 300 artists from across America, including pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more. New works are added throughout the course of the event, encouraging visitors to return to find one-of-a-kind finds. Support American artists, the arts, and small businesses.


Brookfield Craft Center Holiday Exhibition

Brookfield Craft Center’s 37th Annual Holiday Exhibition will feature an extraordinary collection of contemporary American craft for the holidays: handmade works by more than 140 selected artists in jewelry, wearable fiber, ceramics, toys, glass, wood, paper and steel. All purchases benefit the Craft Center’s education programs, and provide support for independent artists. This Holiday sale will kick off with a Special Members only preview November 2nd. Consider becoming a member today. For more information on membership for Gallery hours please visit or call 203-775-4526. 






A live Multimedia Journey through the Historic Rock 'N' Roll Archives of legendary NY radio personality Dennis Elsas

Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students & Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11

Rock 'N' Roll Never Forgets with Dennis Elsas

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: For more than 35 years, Dennis Elsas has been one of the most influential voices in FM radio. During his time at the legendary WNEW-FM and continuing today on WFUV and Sirius/XM Classic Vinyl, Elsas has interviewed rock legends including John Lennon, Elton John, Jerry Garcia, Pete Townshend and more. Join Dennis for this live presentation of interview highlights, reflections on growing up with Top 40 AM radio and his unique perspective as a pioneer of the progressive FM radio revolution. Click here for a  preview of this show and Dennis’ archives


ABOUT DENNIS ELSAS: One of New York’s most popular radio personalities and recognized as a rock authority, Dennis Elsas is well-known for his creative musical programming and history making interviews with rock legends. Today Dennis broadcasts from New York City on 90.7 WFUV and nationally on Sirius/XM Classic Vinyl (26). His 1974 interview with John Lennon is highly regarded and was recently featured in the PBS film “Lennon NYC.” Dennis is also a leading voiceover artist and is heard widely in commercials, documentaries and promos.