They're Baaack! Return of the 17-year Cicadas
February 15, 2013 - January 2015
See numerous cicada specimens from the Museum’s extensive collection, sculpture inspired by the Cicada, new work by syndicated cartoonist Taylor Jones, a timeline of past emergences linked to historic events, a time-lapse video of emerging cicadas, a hands on video microscope, a Google map showing where cicadas are emerging, big-bug sci-fi fun, unusual Cicada ephemera and facts from around the globe, activities for kids and more.
Location: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place
CICADA Citizen Science Projects: Please visit our blog site for more information about helping gather data about the Cicada Brood II emergance, Visit blog site.
2013 Cicada Movie Festival Friday, October 11,7pm - 9pm
Calling all filmmakers!!! The museum is hosting a cicada movie festival in conjunction with the exhibit. The movie categories are Cicada Monster Movie Homage, Cicada Drama or Comedy, and Cicada Documentary.
The Wall Street Journal has an article, "Q&A: What City Dwellers Need to Know About Cicadas".
Check out some Cicada Poems for your pocket!
Supported in part by:
Capital One Bank, Deutsche Bank, Time Warner Cable and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Staten Island Scenery:
Views before 1900
August 10, 2013 - TBD
Photographs and prints from the Museum's History Archive. Curated by Barnett Shepherd in conjunction with his new book Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1867-1900.
Location: Staten Island Museum History Center, Building H, Snug Harbor Campus, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301
Charles R. Knight Visits the Museum
Snowbound & Selected Sea Creature Drawings
October 14, 2012 - TBD
From the Collection of Rhoda Knight Kalt, granddaughter of the most famous of Natural Science Artists.
Location: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301
The Love Motel for Insects: MAGICICADA Staten Island Variation
Now on view
Magicicada is a site specific light sculpture in the shape of a huge cicada. Award winning eco-artist, Brandon Ballengée's latest art work's glow attracts both insects and humans who are then able to view the strange but beautiful world of insects. Expect to spend summer nights in the courtyard of the Museum. Click here for more information from the artist.
Location: Staten Island Museum Courtyard, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301
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