Special 250th Early Days Gallery Tour with Curator of Archaeology Martha Zierden - Celebrate the Charleston Museum’s 250th anniversary with a tour of the Museum’s earliest collections in the Early Days gallery, which reflects the Museum’s long history from its founding before the American Revolution to the late twentieth century. Following the tour of Early Days gallery, guests will be led through the Museum’s special exhibit America’s First Museum: 250 Years of Collecting, Preserving, and Educating, Part 2, which will include a church pew made by enslaved hands measuring 20 feet in length, centuries old Archaic carved bone pins, a skull from the largest known flying bird and a couture Fortuny gown. Join Curator of Archaeology Martha Zierden for the story of the Museum’s history and take a closer look at some of its earliest objects. This program is FREE for Members and FREE with admission. Reservations preferred. www.charlestonmuseum.org… tour-with-curator-of-archaeology-martha-zierden/
September Book Club: House of Cotton 6:15 p.m. | Meet-and-greet 6:30 p.m. dinner & discussion | The Junction 3-course dinner from The Junction | $65 (includes drink pairings, tax, and tip) Join us at The Junction to discuss House of Cotton by Monica Brashears! Attendees must purchase a dinner ticket to attend; there are 35 spots for each night available for in-person seating. Every month we gather to discuss the book over an original, three-course meal with drink pairings inspired by the book. Purchase your dinner ticket to let us know you'll be coming! Find a copy from the bookstore Hardcover | $27.99 Audiobook | $31.04 or Libro.fm subscription Get Let Book Club Subscription Box: $35/month | includes the book of the month and other thematic goodies! The Fine Print Special diet add-on: If you have any sort of dietary restriction, please include the special diet add-on with your ticket. The base meal is prepared vegetarian, so if you have any further dietary needs (especially allergies!), please contact the Junction directly at [email protected]. Refund policy: Refunds will be granted up to the Sunday before the event. After this time, the Junction has begun preparation for the dinner and cannot grant refunds for the costs. Credits may be given on a case-by-case basis. Transfer policy: Attendees can transfer their Tuesday night ticket to Wednesday night or vice versa if scheduling conflicts arise. If a transfer occurs within 12 hours of the event, please reach out to Itinerant Literate at [email protected] or (843) 225-6569 to notify organizers of the change. About the Book: Find content warnings & reader reviews on StoryGraph! “Every page, every scene, every sentence of Monica Brashears’s debut novel House of Cotton dazzles and surprises. An intense, enthralling, and deeply satisfying read!” —Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Magnolia Brown is nineteen years old, broke, and effectively an orphan. She feels stuck and haunted: by her overdrawn bank account, her predatory landlord, and the ghost of her late grandmother Mama Brown. One night, while working at her dead-end gas station job, a mysterious, slick stranger named Cotton walks in and offers to turn Magnolia’s luck around with a lucrative “modeling” job at his family’s funeral home. She accepts. But despite things looking up, Magnolia’s problems fatten along with her wallet. When Cotton’s requests become increasingly weird, Magnolia discovers there’s a lot more at stake than just her rent. Sharp as a belted knife, this sly social commentary cuts straight to the bone. House of Cotton will keep you mesmerized until the very last page.
Some of the finest examples of 20th century American photography are on display at the Gibbes Museum of Art, now through Jan. 14, 2024. This exhibition, The Bitter Years: Dorthea Lange and Walker Evans Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, showcases 65 photographs by renowned American photographers who launched their careers as documentarians of the Great Depression.The Gibbes is offering special programming throughout the duration of this exhibition, and there are still three programs remaining: The Poetics of Witness, Sept. 20 Inspired by the exhibition The Bitter Years: Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, the Gibbes will host an evening with contemporary documentary photographers, scholars and poets to explore the different ways artists bear witness, creating work that inhabits the space between the personal and the political. One of the featured speakers at the event will be American poet Marjory Wentworth. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3Ppe6ej. Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning Film Screening, Oct. 1While Dorothea Lange’s haunting image The Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized photographs in the world, few know the story, struggles and profound body of work of the woman behind the camera. Award winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor, Lange’s granddaughter, directs and narrates this intimate documentary as it explores Lange’s life, probes the nature of her muses—two great men and the camera itself—and her uncompromising vision. The screening will be followed by a virtual conversation with Dyanna Taylor, filmmaker and Lange's granddaughter. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3P84uDb. Literary Gibbes: A Book Club Discussion, Dec. 2Inspired by The Bitter Years, the museum will host a book discussion on “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/47ZFmap.For more information about The Bitter Years visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.
The Gaillard Center is thrilled to present An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall. Dr. Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace, is a world-renowned ethologist and activist inspiring greater understanding and action on behalf of the natural world. Dr. Goodall is known for groundbreaking studies of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, which forever changed our understanding of our relationship to the rest of the animal kingdom. This transformative research continues today as the longest running wild chimpanzee study in the world. Jane’s work builds on scientific innovations, growing a lifetime of advocacy including trailblazing efforts through her international organization the Jane Goodall Institute which advances community-led conservation, animal welfare, science, and youth empowerment through JGI’s Roots & Shoots program.
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