Sharks! is a multi-disciplinary exhibition highlighting the importance and power of sharks in nature and popular conception. Sharks! features the photography of South Africa’s Great White sharks by acclaimed shark scientist Alessandro De Maddalena, as well as various specimens of shark species and shark-related artworks and cultural artifacts. Often much maligned and feared, sharks are integral parts of the oceanic ecosystems and keep fish populations healthy and in proper proportion to the food chain. Exhibition support provided by PNC Bank with additional assistance from Lackawanna Heritage Valley. Lenders and partners to the exhibit include Emil Alzamora, Helen Altman/DCKT Contemporary, The Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, Bruce Gray, Dr. Vincent Marshall and Dr. Robert Smith of the Department of Biology/University of Scranton, Shark Toof, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Eagle and Wildlife Property Repository, and Howard Wolfe.
Here’s what WNEP-TV’s Ryan Leckey had to say about the exhibit!
Exclusive to the Everhart Museum, Shiver of Sharks is a community art exhibit featuring creative, humorous, and engaging interpretations of what local artists envision and imagine sharks do when humans aren’t looking. This project is part of a continuing effort by the Everhart Museum to nurture creativity and showcase artistic excellence by the youth of our region.
Exclusive to the Everhart Museum is the 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 exhibit features images, documents, and ephemera and 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.
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.
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