Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Armstrong Air & Space Museum
This year, the Armstrong Air & Space Museum is rolling out events to educate and inspire people of all ages.
On March 24 the museum will co-host the Egg Hunt with First United Methodist Church of Wapakoneta. Kids in various age groups search for Easter eggs placed about the museum’s outdoor grounds. A special rocket launch precedes the event with the Easter Bunny visiting throughout. Rocket Weekend, set for May 12-13, will launch the museum into summer with two days full of rocket building and rocket launches. The Wright Stuff Rocketeers, a section of the National Association of Rocketry, will assist all weekend with building and launching rockets of various calibers.
The Summer Moon Festival from July 19-22 will celebrate the 49th anniversary of the moon landing on July 20, 1969. Prepare for the annual Run to the Moon 5k and 10k race, and expect each day to be filled with special guests, live music, science experiments, inflatables and much more. This weekendlong outdoor event brings visitors from all over the world to help celebrate the historical moment when man first stepped foot on the moon.
American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
The Senator John Heinz History Center new American Spirits exhibit, created in partnership with the National Constitution Center, brings the story of Prohibition vividly to life – from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the 1920s and up to the repeal of a constitutional amendment. Visitors can learn to dance the Charleston in a recreated speakeasy, track down rumrunners in a custom-built video game and pose for a mugshot in a lineup of some of the era’s most notorious gangsters in the exhibit’s immersive and interactive displays.
In addition, visitors can step into the History Center’s swingin’ speakeasy on select Thursdays this spring – March 29, April 19 and May 31.
For information on the American Spirits exhibit, including tickets, public programs, photos, and more, visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org .
Pittsburgh airport Introduces its Artist-in-Residence
Expanding on the success of its Art in the Airport and Creating a Sense of Place programs that feature world-class art and cultural installations, Pittsburgh International Airport is pleased to partner with the Office of Public Art to welcome its first Artist-in-Residence, Blaine Siegel.
As Artist-In-Residence, Siegel, who is a multidisciplinary sculptor living in Pittsburgh, was selected from more than 70 artists from throughout the U.S. who applied to the open call last fall. Siegel will have his own studio space at the airport, spending the yearlong residency engaging with travelers and joining airport workers in various operational capacities to better understand the overall environment. Siegel will ultimately produce a creative-art project to be exhibited at the airport that reflects his research and engagement with multiple audiences.
Pittsburgh International Airport joins London Heathrow, San Diego and Tampa International Airports in having an artist-in-residence program. The residency is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.