May
20
Mon
Meeting Gorbachev
May 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Meeting Gorbachev

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals. Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachev’s three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this in six years! One German diplomat sums up Gorbachev’s approach: “The process went so quickly that … opponents were overcome by the reality of the situation.” Herzog and Singer remind us of the drastic and unforeseeable way the world changes.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 32 min., 2018
English; Russian, German, and Polish with English subtitles.

$7.50, Museum members $5

Meeting Gorbachev
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals. Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachev’s three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this in six years! One German diplomat sums up Gorbachev’s approach: “The process went so quickly that … opponents were overcome by the reality of the situation.” Herzog and Singer remind us of the drastic and unforeseeable way the world changes.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 32 min., 2018
English; Russian, German, and Polish with English subtitles.

$7.50, Museum members $5

WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation | Age in America
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation | Age in America

Artists share personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” will make us stronger and help us find a way forward.

 

Age in America

Poets of a certain age / all ages / ageless, may or may not act their age when we dive into what age means in America. If age is just a number, let’s do the math.

Free and open to the community.

May
21
Tue
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners

Children ages 6 to 18 months engage in stories, songs, and creative movement every week in this interactive gallery program designed specifically for our youngest Museum visitors. While the little ones socialize and learn, caregivers have an opportunity to share stories and experiences.

Included with regular Museum admission.