Destined for the Stars
Exhibit

On Display in the Museum’s GlassAccess Gallery,
Friday, August 2 – Monday, December 2, 2019

Destined for the Stars is a solo exhibition of painted glass, aluminum, and mixed media wall-reliefs by artist Ricky Bernstein. In this exhibit, Ricky celebrates victories over life’s everyday challenges. His work features comic book-like characters who struggle with out-of-control vacuum cleaners, tangled telephone cords, ill-timed computer crashes, and more, as they juggle the often mundane chores of their daily lives. As a Museum dedicated to celebrating everyday heroes, we are proud to present an exhibition that honors “tackling the ordinary” and makes the point that we are all heroes in our own right.

Ricky Bernstein is an American artist born in 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island. While the inspiration for his art can clearly be linked to the comical and loving dysfunction of his middle class Jewish family, the anxiety-ridden characters featured in his work present a universal narrative, with a distinctly Americana sensibility.

When asked what makes his characters earn the title of “hero,” Bernstein offered this insightful thought particularly about his female figures. “My work and personal vision honors the lives of ordinary women; mothers whose lives had so much promise, but they settled for less of their own advancement to take care of others. The purpose of my art is to recognize their sacrifices and celebrate how they make it through each day.”

Destined for the Stars will kick off with an Opening Reception on Friday, August 2 from 5:30-8:00pm. Attendees will get a first-look at the show, meet artist Ricky Bernstein, and enjoy light refreshments. The event is free, with a suggested donation of $12 at the door. Reservations are encouraged.

 

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Do you know a young person who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2019 TD Bank Young Heroes Award. This honor recognizes young people who have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here. The nomination deadline is July 14.

Nominations for the 2019 Awards of Valor are NOW OPEN

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Awards. If you know a person deserving of this special recognition, please tell us about them. The deadline to submit a nomination is July 31,

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Welcome the Stranger Exhibit

Welcome the Stranger, a one-woman exhibit of cast glass, ceramics, and mixed media by artist Micaela Amateau Amato, will be on display in our GlassAccess Gallery from March 9 - June 9, 2019. This collection of works is Amato's interpretation of modern and historic figures who rose like “superheroes” to accept seemingly impossible challenges of liberty. Shown here are cast glass sculptures of Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Learn more about this exhibit by clicking here.

Liberty Forum: Firearms

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00pm for the first in this new series that brings attendees from all points of view together. We will discuss the issue of firearms with our Moderator Intersect Alliance, along with invited experts and other participants. Our goal is to provide attendees with the tools needed for moving our conversations on hot button issues, like this, offline and back into human discussions.

Learn more and reserve your place today by clicking here.

Read and Romp

Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries. Read & Romps are held twice a week, on Monday and Saturday mornings. Learn about the “story of the week” and choose the day that works best for you! Snacks and Museum admission are included.

Check our events calendar for upcoming Read & Romps.

Lila Liberty's Hero Quest

Join Lila Liberty on her quest to spread acceptance and kindness by helping her collect her "Super Hero Gadgets" throughout the Museum. This self-guided experience will encourage your child to understand how qualities like empathy, integrity, responsibility, and courage define what it means to be a Hero.

Lila Liberty’s Hero Quest is available between 12-5:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.