Welcome Day: New Offerings at NHM!
Welcome Day: New Offerings at NHM!
There is always something new to discover at NHM! Join us for a fun-filled day celebrating all the new and exciting things the Museum has to offer. Check out our newest display: a rare deep-sea angler fish, known as the Pacific footballfish. See traditional Japanese printing technique called gyotaku, and create a gyotaku fish print of your own, with artist Dwight Hwang. Step inside the Ocean Experience trailer, one of our Mobile Museums— for a simulated deep sea exploration of our local coastline. We’ll also be celebrating Filipino American History Month with the launch of the new Filipino virtual tour of our Dinosaur Hall, and a new oral histories project, Culture of Care: Perspectives from the Filipino Healthcare Community, co-presented by FilAm ARTS. Catch performances from the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble. Plus, chat with museum staff, who will be sharing artifacts and specimens from behind the scenes of our Anthropology and Ichthyology (or fish!) collections.
Schedule of Events
12 PM - 4PM | Gyotaku Fish Printing Workshops with artist Dwight Hwang
Learn about a traditional Japanese printing technique called gyotaku, and create a gyotaku fish print of your own. 30 minute workshops; All ages welcome; Limited capacity.
1-4 PM | Ocean Experience Open House
Come take a look inside one of NHM’s Mobile Museums!
4 PM | Performance by Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble
This group performs gong music and dances from muslim societies of the southern Philippines.
12-4 PM | Ichthyology Collections Highlights
Explore fish specimens from around the world, normally kept behind the scenes!
3-5 PM | Collection Highlights from the Philippines
Take a closer look at the Museum’s cultural collections from the Philippines!
3-5 PM | Culture Reflection Activity
Participate in a one of a kind, interactive, cultural reflection art piece!
This Welcome Day is Co-Presented By:
FilAm ARTS mission is to bring people and communities together through the power of Filipino American arts and culture, partnerships and collaboration, for presentation, representation and education so that we break down language & generational barriers in order to build community through cultural diversity, equity and inclusion. Embracing the value of kapwa (shared being), the mission of the Association for the Advancement of Filipino American Arts and Culture’s (also known as FilAm ARTS) is to facilitate community synergy and transformation by advancing the arts and diverse cultural heritage of Filipinos through arts services, presentation, and education.
Dwight Hwang creates classical gyotaku art, restricting himself to the traditional materials but working tirelessly to push not only the art but himself to bring awe, memories, and quiet contemplation to viewers worldwide. Partnered with institutions like NOAA, Scripps, Patagonia, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, his work has been exhibited in museums, displayed in hospitality such as the Four Seasons, and showcased in publications including Forbes.
Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble (PKE) performs gong music and dances from muslim societies of the southern Philippines. Co-founded by ethnomusicologists Dr. Bernard Ellorin, Dr. Mary Talusan Lacanlale, Eleanor Lipat-Chesler, and dance ethnologists Peter de Guzman, and Nicole Mae Martin, today’s performance also features Kim Kalanduyan, Marlo Campos, and Rogelle Zamora.
Photo: Morgan Irindengan (IG: @morgnar)
San & Wolves
San & Wolves Bakeshop is the first established vegan Filipino bakery; founded by Kym Estrada. It is Filipino and woman-owned, operates in Long Beach, CA, and offers traditional and new vegan Filipino baked goods. Everything is scratch made, right down to the house made coconut oil based butter.
This fall as the Natural History Museum's Mobile Museum school program is delivered virtually, museum guests and the public will have the opportunity to explore inside our Mobile Museum trailers while they are parked onsite. The Ocean Experience trailer is a simulation of a human-occupied submersible vehicle investigating the bottom of the San Pedro Channel.
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