Exclusive to the Everhart Museum is the new exhibit 1963: A Blast from the Past! a visual look back at the year’s events that filled Americans with exhilaration, as well as those that brought us to unfathomable depths of despair. This new exhibit features images, documents, and ephemera and will be on display through December 30, 2013.
1963: A Blast from the Past! was developed by students enrolled in Public History 281, a class designed to introduce undergraduates to the world of museum and archival work. It is one of several courses offered as part of the Public History minor within Marywood University’s Social Sciences Department.
The students worked with museum staff to explore this remarkable year. Researching topics and events that shaped our world 50 years ago, they focused on the following: Civil Rights Movement, Cold War Culture, JFK and his legacy, Space Race, the Shadow of Vietnam and daily life in general.
For a historic look at the events of November 21-22, this video from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum shows us what transpired 50 years ago:
The student curators of 1963: A Blast from the Past! are: Arianna Boettger, Eileen Comninos, Dana Daly, Katie Dane, Yeslene Dijol, Anna Hickman, Shari Landy, Brian Nargi, Gia Reveillo, Julianne Reymer, and Adam Villella.
Exclusive to the Everhart Museum, Sidewalk Surfing highlights the creativity and community of skateboarders both in the United States and globally. The exhibit examines the historical roots of skateboarding, as well as the popular culture of the sport today. Sidewalk Surfing presents artifacts & artwork reflecting the cultural importance of skateboarding, as well as design, technology, demographics, contemporary art, and impact of the sport on society. Support for the exhibit is provided by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates. Exhibit Lenders and Partners: Dennis Allgeier Collection; Airwalk; Aris Sport; Cynthia Connolly, ARTISPHERE; The Associated Press; Erik Binggeser; Blabac Photo; Andrew Colbert and Andy Vasquez; Deckstool; Chris Dyer; DCKT Contemporary; Dino DeNaples; Craig Redman & Karl Maier, Enjoi and Levine/Leavitt; Flatface Fingerboards; James Gallagher; Keith Garcia; James Gidosh Collection; Rich Gilligan; Jim Goodrich; Jack Grant; Tory Grant; Sean Greene; Inga Guzyte; Lia Halloran; Haroshi & HUF Worldwide; Ryan Humphrey; Kris Kanaly; Ipath Footwear; Patrick Maphis Collection; MapleXO; New York Daily News; Mike O’Meally; Jenna Selby; Skatelab; Gil Le Bon Delapointe, Skate Study House; John Slaby; Craig Snyder; Len Speier; Balam Soto; The Strong; Neal Thompson; The West Collection; Lorraine Walsh, UNC Asheville and the Dept. of New Media; Adam Weitzenkorn; Sean Witman, Stephen Wright and Cody Zehner.
Thanks to Ryan Leckey & WNEP for some great coverage of our exhibit!
Exclusive to the Everhart Museum, Decked Out is a community art exhibition featuring conceptual designs of fantasy or dream skateboards by community artists of all ages. Skateboarding generates creativity among its fans and practitioners, regardless of age and background. The following individuals contributed to the development of this project and guided students in the creations of their decks: Sarrah Dibble (Blue Ridge Elementary School), Tory Grant, Earl W. Lehman (artist-in-residence at McNichols Plaza Elementary School), Karen Mattern (North Pocono Intermediate School), Richard McKnight, MarKay Nocera (Abington Heights Middle School), Russ Noto, Jocelyn Pesanky, and Jennifer Piconi (Lakeland Junior Senior High School).
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