Hi-Noon Museum Lecture – February 20, 2020

Luis Fuerte is the five-time Emmy-winning former cameraman for California’s Gold and other Huell Howser shows. Born in San Bernardino, Fuerte became a cameraman after two years in the US Navy and attending LA Valley College to study television engineering. Fuerte has been named Latino of the Year and has won many other awards, including the Golden Mic. He retired after forty-eight years in television and now lives with his wife in Rialto, California.

Chamber Music at the Museum – February 8 and February 9, 2020

Welcome a new decade and “Grab Life by the Horns” with this concert. Enjoy the beautiful music for two Horns and String Quartet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi,  Joseph Haydn, Georg Philip Telemann and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Reserve your tickets now!

Saturday February 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. (Matinee)

Tickets will be available for a donation of $15 for standard seating and $20 for preferred seating.*

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

Yucca Valley Community Center,  Monday – Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hi-Desert Nature Museum,  Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

OR online:

  https://townofyuccavalley.maxgalaxy.net/Home.aspx

*All proceeds will benefit the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.

Hi-Noon Museum Lecture – January 23, 2020

 

Kurt Leuschner is a Professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert where he teaches courses on Conservation, Entomology, Field Ornithology, Native Plants, and GPS Navigation. Kurt also teaches weekend courses and workshops on bird watching, insects, GPS, and backyard habitats for UCR Extension, the Desert Institute, the Desert Studies Center, and the Living Desert. His latest research project involves the sound recording of the various subspecies of North American Scrub-Jays.

Hi-Noon Museum Lecture – December 19, 2019

Museums – once focused on collections management and the dissemination of academic knowledge to the public — are increasingly embracing an additional role of promoting dialogue and diversity. This is evident in practices such as unseating academic expertise in favor of elevating hidden narratives, eschewing artifacts in favor of emotive objects, and exhibitions that broadly address difficult subjects and expose uncomfortable truths. Through this work, museums are doing something new – instead of demonstrating our shared humanity pedagogically, they are invoking and enabling it. In this presentation we will explore and experience how intimate encounters with first-hand accounts can promote empathy and new ways of relating to the world through “radical listening.” This presentation draws particularly from the speaker’s co-curating and managing of “In|Dignity” — an exhibition featuring documentary photography and first-person accounts from 43 Inland Empire community members. Participants represented marginalized demographics and intersectional identities, and their stories provide an intimate look into daily affronts to self-worth and community belonging, and at the same time hope and dignity in difference. The original exhibition (open in 2018) inspired a theatrical performance, and now a mobile show and curriculum sponsored by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (visit http://indignityexhibit.weebly.com).

 

Presenter Bio: Arianna Huhn is the Director of the Anthropology Museum at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), where she has curated a series of exhibitions centered on narratives, rather than objects. The largest of these installations was In|Dignity (2018), which received funding from California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute. Arianna holds an MA in Museum Studies from George Washington University, and a PhD in Anthropology from Boston University. She has taught courses in Anthropology, Museum Studies, and African Studies at Whittier College, San Diego State, and currently at CSUSB, where she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Arianna is originally from San Diego, and currently lives in Yucaipa with her partner and two children.

 

Santa Visit, Snow Play Day & Craft Faire – December 7, 2019

Hi-Noon Museum Lecture – November 14, 2019

Please note: This lecture will take place on the second Thursday of the month!

David Bacon is a California-based writer and photographer.  He is the author of several books about migration:  The Children of NAFTA, Communities Without Borders, Illegal People – How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants, and The Right to Stay Home. His latest book is In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte, copublished by the University of California Press (Berkeley) and the Colegio de la Frontera Norte (Tijuana), which documents the lives of farm workers in photographs and narratives. Bacon was a factory worker and union organizer for two decades with the United Farm Workers, the International Ladies Garment Workers and other unions. Today he documents the changing conditions in the workforce, the impact of the global economy, war and migration, and the struggle for human rights. His photography has been exhibited in the U.S. Mexico and Europe, and his articles and photoessays have been published widely.

Learn more about David:
Peoples World

David Bacon on twitter

Digital Exhibit Opening – November 9, 2019

Halloween Spooktacular October 26, 2019

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Chamber Music at the Museum- October 20, 2019

CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM

ONE DAY ONLY!  Reserve your tickets now!

 Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. (Matinee)

Tickets will be available for a donation of $15 for standard seating and $20 for preferred seating.*

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

Yucca Valley Community Center,  Monday – Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hi-Desert Nature Museum,  Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

OR online:

  https://townofyuccavalley.maxgalaxy.net/Home.aspx

*All proceeds will benefit the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.

Museum Lecture – September 19, 2019 – California Agriculture

Daniel Polk is a writer and anthropologist whose research focuses on water politics in the Southwest and Latin America. He studied history at UC Riverside and has a PhD in anthropology from Princeton University. He has written for public audiences and presented at academic conferences throughout the United States and abroad. He has served as a Visiting Fellow at the Autry National Center and Huntington Library and as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University. His current research looks at the history of water management in the Imperial and Coachella Valleys.