Borrow a bowl, cook a dish, share a story! Past and Presents, The Museum Store, is delighted to host the Bowls Around Town project. Here’s how it works: Visit the store and check out a kit containing a bowl made by ceramic artist Michael J. Strand, a digital camera, and a recipe book. Take the kit home and use the bowl to serve a dish that’s special to you. Use the camera to document the process, from food prep to dinner time, and write down your recipe in the book. Be creative! Selected images and recipes will become part of a dynamic Hungry Planet display at the museum and online.
Sign up early to be sure you get the bowl!
The kit becomes available for checkout on the Thursday of each week and must be returned the following Wednesday. Questions? Contact Lyle Murphy at email@example.com.
In the 1990s, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because of the victim's tight jeans. The next day, women of the Italian parliament began wearing jeans to work to protest the verdict. Since 1999, people all over the world have worn denim on Denim Day to protest the misconceptions that keep survivors of sexual violence from healing and from justice.
You’ll never look at your dinner table the same way again.
Gain a global perspective on food through Hungry Planet, a new exhibit based on Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio’s award-wining book. Vivid photographs, interactive stations, and culinary items from MNCH collections will take you on a stunning field-to-fork adventure spanning the Americas, Africa, Asia, and beyond. Organized by the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota
300 million years of Northwest natural history. Go Deep.
Explore the forces shaping Oregon’s landscapes and ecosystems. Discover the giant sabertooth salmon and other amazing animals from Oregon’s past, and take part in a dialogue about climate, conservation, and our future.
An Exhibit from the Bell Museum of Natural History
Gain a global perspective on food. Through spectacular photographs and thought-provoking narrative, authors Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio take you around the world--and around the tables of families in Mexico, India, Mali, and more. Explore farms, markets, and kitchens to discover foodways both unique and shared. You'll never look at your dinner plate the same way again.
Delve into Oregon’s story, from the first Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today’s tribes. This newly enhanced exhibit combines interactive technology, hands-on experiences, and world-class collections—showcasing 14,000 years of Oregon stories, and inviting you to tell your own. Explore the galleries, try your hand at ancient weaving styles, test your skills as an archaeologist, and much more!
When did people arrive in North America? How did they get here?
Museum archaeologists found surprising answers to these questions at Oregon’s Paisley Caves. Explore the evidence for yourself, and discover the evolving story of the First Americans.
Paisley Caves and the First Americans is part of the newly enhanced Oregon—Where Past is Present exhibit.
Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life:
Come learn about how giving and getting consent can be fun, enjoyable, and sexy for everyone involved. With ice cream. The event starts at 1pm and ends when the ice cream's gone; don't miss out!