John Muir was a California conservationist, naturalist, and wilderness explorer during an important time in US history. As American expansionism neared completion and industry and agriculture flourished during the19th century, the land’s natural resources were exploited and wildlife populations dwindled. Like Emerson and Thoreau of his time, Muir sought out nature for insight and inspiration. (more…)
The exhibit will be installed in two parts: the first part which will be on display from March 7, 2013 through January 4, 2015 will cover the pre-history of the region and take us through 1930. The second installation will cover modern Riverside history from 1930 to present and will be open March 5, 2015 – January 8, 2017. (more…)
Explore the living relationships among humans, animals, ancestors and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northwest Coast created during the past 200 years. (more…)
As part of our ongoing tribute to the legacy of naturalist John Muir, the Museum will be presenting weekend screenings of this new film. “Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit”, a documentary film by Ken Burns each Saturday & Sunday at 3 pm from June 28 – Oct 26. (more…)
Melina Mara began photographing the thirteen women in the U.S. Senate in 2001, continuing as their number grew to fourteen in 2003. Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate, the exhibition based on her work, was created by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, and is presented in partnership with the Humanities Texas traveling exhibitions program.
Humanities Texas is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. (more…)
Friday, October 24, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Not-Yet-Members: $10 (more…)