Opening Events November 29-December 4


A series of special opening events has been scheduled to take place at the Library to introduce the exhibit to the community and to launch ITHACA EXPLORES HUMAN ORIGINS: A 3-MONTH EXPLORING OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN. These include:

Tuesday, November 29, 4:30
An invitation only tour and talk by Dr. Rick Potts for leaders of local faith communities.

Tuesday November 29, 7:00 PM
Free showing of “First Peoples – Americas” at Cinemapolis

Wednesday, November 30, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?
Presented by Dr. Rick Potts, Smithsonian Institute

Thursday, December 1, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Exploring the Means of Human Evolution: A Community Conversation led by Dr.Connie Bertka and Dr. Jim Miller

Friday, December 2, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Gallery Opening Night and Reception for “On Being Human” a multi-media art exhibit.

Saturday, December 3, 11:00 AM   
Why We Look Different: How Evolution Can Explain Human Shapes, Sizes, and Colors A talk by Professor Jennifer Muller

2:00 PM 
Shaping Humanity – a presentation by John Gurche, a paleo artist and artist in residence at the Museum of the Earth

Sunday, December 4
1:30 PM Cave Painting for Families with young Children
3:00 PM Cave Painting for older children and young adults
In the Thaler/Howell Program Room with Graphic designer, arts educator Wendy Kenigsberg.

2:00 PM
Embracing Science as a Sacred Obligation: What we can learn from Averroes and Maimonides, two 12th Century religious intellecturals a talk by Professor Ross Brann.

All events take place in the BorgWarner Community Room unless otherwise noted.