Michael Jordan: A Re-evaluation
May 17, 2020, 11:00 am
As a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, the MAC is pleased to provide this opportunity for you to participate in a special webinar lecture Michael Jordan: A Re-evaluation, by Damion Thomas, Curator of Sports at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Michael Jordan is one of the most celebrated sport figures of all-time as well as one of the most recognizable men in the world. Sports fans who remember his incredible career, and those who have been watching the ESPN ten-part documentary about the final season of Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls dynasty, The Last Dance, will find this webinar particularly appealing. For others, it will provide the chance to learn more about the man and come to understand his cultural legacy.
Revealing Pompeii Webinar Series
Enjoy these special Pompeii presentations sponsored by the Spokane Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.
Humans as Artifacts: Inventing and Displaying Pompeian Body Casts
Dr. Kevin Dicus, University of Oregon, examines the modern life histories of Pompeii’s body casts, beginning with the development of the casting technique that created the most tangible and poignant remains of Pompeii. These casts are far from being snapshots of that infamous day; rather, modern intervention and fabrication have blurred the distinction between ancient and modern. From imagined biographies assigned to the victims to the methods of forming and displaying the casts, they may present distorted information about how the people lived and died. Recent scientific analysis seeks to reinstate their original identities and reveal new details about who these people really were. FREE.
Living with the Dead: Urbanism in the Suburbs of Pompeii
Dr. Allison L. C. Emmerson, University of Tulane, examines the suburbs of Pompeii, calling on recently revealed as well as long overlooked evidence to reconstruct these neighborhoods, which effectively urbanized the dead and tied them into patterns of daily life. She considers the factors that led to the development of suburbs and argues that tombs were key; they were not simply passive memorials, but active spaces that both facilitated and furthered the social and economic life of the city. FREE.
Note: This program replaced Kitchens, Dining Rooms, and Latrines: Daily Routines in a Roman House.
Street Theater: A Pompeian Neighborhood in Five Acts
When you think of Roman cities it is tempting to conjure images of temples, baths, and amphitheaters. Dr. Jeremy Hartnett, Wabash College (Indiana), storms into the narrow streets of Pompeii to make the case that, for most Romans, the real action happened at the neighborhood level. By examining five stories at just one intersection far from the center of the city, you’ll learn how historians repopulate “empty” ancient spaces with a raucous cast of upper-class politicians, slaves, hucksters, donkeys, and more – all trying to scratch out a living, make their mark, and upstage competitors in the street. FREE.
Technology and the Future of Classical Archaeology: Pompeii
The digital Humanities are changing the way we research, make arguments, and publish in the 21st century. Dr. Eric Poehler, University of Massachusetts Amherst, explores, explains, and demystifies three forms of digital archaeological practices focused on the ancient city of Pompeii. FREE.
Virtual Tours and Behind the Scenes
On MAC Facebook and MAC YouTube
- The Campbell Family Grand Tour
- Virtual Tour of Mount St. Helens: Critical Memory
- Behind the scenes of the Mount St. Helens: Critical Memory exhibition Spirit Lake
- Behind the scenes of the Mount St. Helens: Critical Memory exhibition The story of David A. Johnston - available May 19
- Virtual tour of Pompeii: The Immortal City
- Behind the scenes of the installation of Pompeii: The Immortal City
- Objects in the Spotlight: Artificial Lighting in Pompeii—available May 14
Behind the scenes of the MAC’s Collections
Spokane Memories: Photographs from the Permanent Collection
David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work
Northwest Art Collection: Works on Paper
Stories from Within: Selections from the Permanent Collection
On Social Media
Object Lessons: Artifacts and Objects from the MAC’s Collection
Story Time at the MAC
Stories appropriate for ages 3-5 read aloud – a new story every weekday in April. Sponsored by
Countdown to Eruption
40 days of audio and video artifacts, trivia, facts and information about Mount St Helens leading up to the 40th anniversary of the 1980 eruption on May 18th