April at the American Museum of Natural History Includes OUR GENES, OURSELVES and SLIDE SLAM
Our Genes, Ourselves: What Can Our DNA Tell Us?
Wednesday, April 23, 7 pm
$15 ($13.50 seniors, students)
What can our individual genomes tell us about ourselves? From shedding light on our ancestry to the potential for personalized medicine, what are the risks and rewards of getting your DNA sequenced? This program brings together Spencer Wells, geneticist and director of the Genographic Project from National Geographic and IBM; Rebecca Cann, cell and molecular biologist at the University of Hawaii; Dorothy Roberts, professor of law and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; and Robert Darnell, physician and investigator at Rockefeller University, to discuss the methods, results and implications of mapping our individual genomes.
Monday, April 28, 6:30 pm
$15 ($13.50 seniors, $10 students)
Free for Members
Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History is proud to launch its wide-ranging new online database of digital images from the Library's collections, featuring many images never before seen outside the Library. Come celebrate this milestone as Library Director Tom Baionemoderates a lively discussion with renowned New York-based artists Alexis Rockman and Mark Dion about how these images have been influential to their careers. The discussion will be illustrated with slides of the artists' popular work, juxtaposed with the Museum images that inspired their creativity and artistic experience.
As a memento, each guest will receive a packet of historic 35mm lecture slides from the Library's collection. In the pre-Internet era, these slides were provided to educators and researchers for presentations and reference.