Press Room2014 Exhibit Schedule
February 20, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Discover, Learn, and Commemorate at your Neville Museum!
Green Bay, WI---February 20, 2014---Exciting things are happening at the Neville Public Museum! We have two high-caliber exhibits on display right now, A Century of Discovery and A World at War- 100th Commemoration of the Start of WWI, and are announcing our remaining 2014 exhibits and impressive variety of programming!
2014 Exhibit Schedule:
A Century of Discovery- Creating a Community Legacy
Through October 26, 2014
The Neville Public Museum will celebrate its centennial in 2015. What better way to begin the celebration than to display rarely-seen objects that have been collected over the last 100 years?
This summer a Kaap’s candy counter and booth will be restored in gallery-showcasing the restoration process. Check the Neville Public Museum website and Facebook page for updates.
Unique items will be rotated in and out of A Century of Discovery through October 26th-giving visitors a reason to come back for more! Our object rotation schedule is:
March 3, 2014: Art Colony Art Show
March 10, 2014: Indigenous Wisconsin
April 14, 2014: Migrating Spring Birds
May 5, 2014: Mexican History, Sporting Equipment (in honor of the World Cup)
July 7, 2014: Fishing and Tourism Artifacts, Kaap’s Restoration
August 4, 2014: Art Annual Retrospective
September 8, 2014: Education/Back to School, Musical Instruments
A World at War- 100th Commemoration of the Start of WWI
Through June 1, 2014
Pay tribute to local troops that served during WWI when you see uniforms, weapons, images, and propaganda. Interactive components of the exhibit include a database of local soldiers and an army crawl station that gives you a feel of the physicality of the war.
The Port and the Bay
The Port and the Bay tells the story of the economic impact of the Port of Green Bay and includes components about the ecology and environment of the Bay and the Fox River.
Touchdown! Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. at the Neville Public Museum
April 5, 2014 through Spring 2015
The Neville Museum has the great honor of housing Green Bay Packers memorabilia during the renovation of the Hall of Fame. Touchdown! will feature the history of the HOF and its story interwoven with the story of the Green Bay Packers. It will highlight players inducted into the Hall of Fame and feature Packers’ awards and trophies.
Not at Ease - A Veteran Print Project
February 22, 2014 through June 1, 2014
Featuring original artist prints from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s collection, Not at Ease was created through the Veterans Print Project, which seeks to document oral history through artwork. The project paired 20 female Wisconsin veterans with 20 printmakers. The veterans shared their stories and the artists created prints inspired by this discourse. This exhibit is in partnership with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and UW-Green Bay.
Artistic Discovery - 2014 Congressional Art Competition
April 26, 2014 through May 25, 2014
Each spring, the United States House of Representatives sponsors a nationwide high school visual arts competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Artistic Discovery will feature pieces from area high schools in Northeastern Wisconsin.
Agriculture to Tavern Culture: The Art, History, and Science of Beer
June 13, 2014 through October 26, 2014
Take a voyage from grain to glass as we celebrate the art, history and science of beer. In a state with deep agricultural roots, a proud brewing heritage, and a vibrant tavern culture, this exhibit will pay tribute to these ingredients that make Wisconsin special. Northeastern Wisconsin’s rich brewing tradition will be a specific focus of this exhibit, with historic beer-related images and artifacts on display.
Neville Art Annual: A Retrospective
August 30, 2014 through October 26, 2014
Celebrate the last 69 Art Annual competitions in this retrospective! You will see art from past Art Annuals that were purchased by the Neville in the last 69 years.
Holiday Memories of Downtown Green Bay
November 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015
Relieve your childhood memories of Downtown Green Bay in this expanded Holiday Memories exhibit, opening the day of the Green Bay Holiday Parade!
Our March programming offers a variety of events that coordinate with current exhibits and/or Women’s History Month. Our March 2014 Voices of War series includes:
Take Your Daughter to Listen
Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 PM
What was it like to establish credit, to start a business, to break into a career in a male-dominated industry, and how do you make your dreams come true?
Bring your daughter and listen to the stories of exciting women who made a difference, lived the history and paved the way. Like WWII’s Women Air Service Pilots in UW-Green Bay’s production of Censored on Final Approach, women have faced prejudice and hurdles in the workplace and in life in general. Often, our daughters believe that this is ancient history not realizing that it is a generation or two away and still exists today. When we understand our history, we can better steer our course. A celebration of Women’s History Month.
This discussion in is in partnership with UW-Green Bay Theatre & Dance and UW-Green Bay Women’s and Gender Studies.
Public Forum- Veteran Print Project: Not at Ease
Tuesday, March 11, 7 PM
This public forum is an extension of Veteran Print Project’s Not at Ease Exhibit, in which female veterans were paired with artists to translate their stories into artwork.
After a brief presentation by Veteran Print Project Founder, Yvette Pino, on the value and need for female veterans to share their military stories, a panel of female veterans will each share their experiences as inspiration and guidance to other female veterans.
The Veteran Print Project hopes to create bridges between veterans, their families, artists, and the state of Wisconsin and its residents.
This program is in partnership with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Lecture: The Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
Tuesday, March 18, 7 PM
November 9, 1989 is one of the key dates in the history of the 20th Century. The completely unexpected opening of the Berlin Wall, which had divided not only the city of Berlin and Germany but also the entire European continent, initiated the final stage of the collapse of the Soviet rule in Eastern Europe and of the Soviet Union itself.
Join Professor Wolfram von Scheliha, from the University of Leipzig, Germany, as he shares the dramatic events on this mild November evening in Germany’s old capital and how the blunder of a single man changed the political landscape of the entire continent.
This lecture is sponsored through the International Visiting Scholars Program, a joint program between UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College.
Edith Galt Wilson: To End All Wars
Sunday, March 23
Join us for lunch at 12:30 PM, followed by a performance from Jessica Michna in the Neville Theater.
Ms. Michna portrays Edith Galt Wilson and the year is 1925. Mrs. Wilson has greeted the New Year quietly after the death of the President in December 1924. The “War to end all Wars” is now a memory. Mrs. Wilson has stood stoically by the President as she saw his strength sapped from the stresses of the war and his dream of a League of Nations fade. Edith Galt Wilson sits alone, answering the hundreds of letters of condolence.
Following the performance, Curator Kevin Cullen will lead a gallery talk and tours of the exhibits, World at War and A Century of Discovery.
Cost: $18 members & $24 non-members.
Registration and advance payment required. Space is limited.
Please register with Rachel Patterson by email at [email protected] or by phone at 920-448-7874 by Friday, March 14, 2014.
International Film Series Dates:
La Sirga- Wednesday, March 5, 7 PM
Italian Film Evening, Wednesday, March 19, 7 PM
All of our exhibits and programs will be featured on our new website that will be rolled out in late March!
More exciting changes will be announced as we move into our Centennial Year in 2015.
Stay tuned for more changes at your Neville Public Museum! More information on these exhibits and programs can be found on our website www.nevillepublicmuseum.org.
Exhibits and programs are made possible by the Byron L. Walter Family Trust, Green Bay Packaging, Inc., Schneider National Foundation, the Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin, the K.C. Stock Foundation, Dr. Richard & Ellen Horak, Green Bay Packers Foundation, Oneida Nation, the Kaap Charitable Trust, the Joseph & Sarah VanDrisse Trust, Neville Art Guild, Primum Bonum, US Bank, and Pomp's Tire Service.
Neville Public Museum Foundation
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
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