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FYI: Gardner After Hours 4/15/2010: The Great Soviet Eclipse

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 11:18 AM
Matt Montgomery, who has come to a few of the Museum of Science lectures, also works for the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, wants me to pass along to the Nerd Fun members that there will be a special presentation of "The Great Soviet Eclipse" on April's Gardner After Hours program on April 15th.

Imagine having an after-hours cocktail party in an elegant turn-of-the-20th-century mansion, with beautiful artwork and sculpture in every room, and an indoor courtyard. Imagine it being packed all the way out to the lobby, with a certain five foot seven, blue-eyed and brown haired geek trying to assemble twenty people while the line to get in stretches out the door and spills around the corner. I won't be running this as a MEETUP (since it is too hard for me to actually meet up with people) but feel free to go, or feel free to assemble your own groups to go.

About the Great Soviet Eclipse:
http://connect.gardnermuseum.org/site/PageServer?pagename=newsletter_contemporary

"As part of this month?s Gardner After Hours event on April 15, Artist-in-Residence David Wilson will stage a special projection of his recent film Bol?shoe Sovietskoie Zatmenia (The Great Soviet Eclipse). This preview is the first public screening at any location other than the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, California. The program will include a reading by Wilson and live musical accompaniment by ?, the a cappella vocal duo Aurelia Lucy Shrenker and Eva Salina Primack.

"The Great Soviet Eclipse is set in the summer of 1936, a time when one of the most spectacular solar eclipses of the 20th century passed across the whole of the Soviet Union. The film focuses on the accomplishments and promising careers of the astronomers of the Pulkovo Observatory in St. Petersburg and the path of their terrible undoing at the hands of Stalin?s NKVD [...]

"Film Screening: The Great Soviet Eclipse
"Thursday, April 15, 7:30pm
"Tapestry Room

"Tickets: FREE Members; $12 General Public; $10 Seniors; $5 College Students.

"Ticket prices include admission to the museum's three floors of galleries and all Gardner After Hours activities. Please note that seating in the Tapestry Room is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to those holding tickets to the screening".

More information, and how to buy tickets: http://connect.gardnermuseum.org/site/Calendar/918041055?view=Detail&id=105201




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