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MuseumLab is Closed

MuseumLab will be closed from Sept 2 - 5 in honor of Labor Day, and our annual days of training and maintenance.

Please join us when we open on September 6 during our fall/winter hours, Noon - 7:00 pm.

Admission throughout the month of September is just $10 for everyone - don’t miss it!

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ECOTONE Workshop
12:00 PM12:00

ECOTONE Workshop

Move and groove with artists Ariel Xiu, Ben Opie, and David Bernabo in an interactive artistic journey exploring movement and sound. ECOTONE brings together artists from different disciplines to create experimental performance presentations. An ecotone is a transitional space between two biomes; a site where two communities meet and integrate. Ecotones are spaces where a diversity of life can flourish, with much higher biodiversity than surrounding areas. Come create your own ECOTONE with us!

About the Artists

Ariel Xiu is the umbrella stage name for Ariel Pang’s creative body of work, including performances, sculptures, videos, paintings, collage, and holography. Her work is an ongoing investigation of what defines representation as “authentic” within the framework of American life.

David Bernabo is a filmmaker, musician, dancer, visual artist, and writer, performing with the bands Host Skull and How Things Are Made; devising dances with his variable dance company, MODULES; and often collaborating with Maree ReMalia | merrygogo.

Ben Opie has been active in Pittsburgh creative music scene for over thirty-five years as saxophonist, composer, and improviser. He currently plays with Thoth Trio, Pittsburgh Saxophone Quartet, Sound/Unsound, and Afro Yaqui Music Collective, among others. Ben is an artist lecturer in music technology at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Closing Night of 2019 International Children's Film Festival
7:00 PM19:00

Closing Night of 2019 International Children's Film Festival

Enjoy closing night of this festival with musical performers and screening of an incredible documentary, Landfill Harmonic. With complimentary popcorn and juice!

Film at 7:00 pm; Doors open at 6:30 pm
Recommended for Ages 8+

About the Film:
This documentary follows the lives of a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum that, out of necessity, started creating instruments entirely out of garbage. It’s a beautiful story about the transformative power of music.

Director: Brad Allgood Run Time: 95 min. Rating: PG Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Tickets available at and at the door.

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