– The Museum of Science, Boston announced today it will kick off its 2022 Winter/Spring after-hours programming for adults with a conversation with award-winning actress and mental health advocate Taraji P. Henson. The February 16 event is the first of a variety of thought-provoking conversations, unique performances, and immersive events the Museum will host as part of its popular series, SubSpace. Tickets are available now to Members and will be available to the public Friday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. at mos.org/adults
“We are honored to invite Taraji P. Henson to open our adult programming lineup to amplify the important mental health advocacy she is leading through her hit show Peace of Mind,” said James Monroe, producer of adult programs and theater experiences at the Museum of Science. “This season, we continue to bring together unique voices to dive into topics vital to our communities. We will merge science and technology with art and performance for truly one-of-a-kind events.”
SubSpace is the Museum’s experimental playground for developing fresh, original, social experiences for audiences 18+.
The full lineup of the Winter/Spring 2022 season includes:
- A Reno Family Foundation Symposium – Peace of Mind: An Evening with Taraji P. Henson, February 16, 7:00 p.m.: Actress Taraji P. Henson discusses her work in the mental health sphere with The Boston Globe culture columnist Jeneé Osterheldt. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. $25-$30 with pre-registration.
- “Jubilee, Juneteenth and the Thirteenth”, February 23, 7:00 p.m.: Join the Museum of Science at the Museum of African American History for a film screening of the new documentary, produced by The Museum of African American History Boston and Nantucket, with funding from Liberty Mutual, MGH, and Harvard University Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. The film portrays the influential but often overlooked role that African Americans in Boston and Massachusetts played in the events that led to the abolition of slavery in the United States. Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/JJ13TH
- Encode Justice, February 24, 7:00 p.m.: Encode Justice, a coalition of youth activists fighting for human rights, accountability, and justice under AI, bring their work to the Museum of Science for a special one-night-only conversation. This event is free with pre-registration.
- How to Die in Space, March 3, 7:00 p.m.: Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter offers audience members the opportunity to choose-their-own-adventure to see if they can survive in space in this unique immersive experience. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. $10 with pre-registration.
- Coleslaw’s Corner, March 9, 7:30 p.m.: Coleslaw's Corner, the award-winning collaboration with one of Boston's favorite Drag performers, Coleslaw, is back at the Museum of Science for a drag takeover in the Blue Wing. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. $15 in advance; $20 day of.
- Hybrid Agencies, March 16 & 17 7:00 p.m.: Investigate how state-of-the-art machine learning and AI technology can represent the human body through performance, movement, artmaking and discussion during this three-part event from Boston-based MASARY Studios and choreographer Mike Esperanza. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. $15 with pre-registration.
- Wilderland Film Festival – LIVE!, March 24, 7:00 p.m.: The hit UK festival featuring some of the world’s most acclaimed wildlife filmmakers is back for this special screening with an introduction from founder Dan O’Neill. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. $15 with pre-registration.
- Who’s Black and Why?: An Evening with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Andrew S. Currans, March 30, 7:00 p.m.: Celebrate the new release, Who’s Black and Why?: A Hidden Chapter from the Eighteenth-Century Invention of Race, during a special live conversation with the authors. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. $35 with pre-registration and includes a copy of the book.
- Empathable: Our Path to Human Empathy in a World of Machine Learning and AI, March 31, 7:00 p.m.: Join Playground of Empathy, Radiolab’s Molly Webster, and Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett for a trailblazing deep dive into the complexities of how our emotions are shaping the future of humanity in our automated society. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. Free with pre-registration.
- Recontres poétiques, April 13, 7:00 p.m.: Composers Mary Bichner (USA) and Christina Goh (France) for an evening of poetry, music, and synesthetic visuals in the Mugar Omni Theatre. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. $20 in advance; $25 day-of.
- Dope Labs, April 14, 7:00 p.m.: Join Titi and Zakiya, hosts of Dope Labs Podcast, as they break down the science of everything with a Q&A to follow. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. Free with pre-registration.
- The Sanctity of Space, April 28, 7:00 p.m.: Join the Museum of Science for a special screening of the new documentary that follows three renowned climbers as they pursue the ultimate adventure and show us why humans must explore, inspired by the iconic photography of Brad Washburn, the Museum’s founding director. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. $10 with pre-registration.
- Music of the Genome, May 5, 7:00 p.m.: Multiverse Concert Series presents the Marie Curie Institute to share their recent research, interwoven with live chamber music from Juventas New Music Ensemble, directly inspired by the motions and rhythms of the living genome. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. $15 with pre-registration.
- How Cancer Can Impact Our Hearts: The Intersection of Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Health Inequities, May 11, 7:00 p.m.: Katya Ravid, DSc, with Vipul Chitalia, MD, PhD, and Michael Gaziano, MD, and Dr. Emelia Benjamin explore the intersection of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and health disparities during an evening of groundbreaking research and conversations. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. Free with pre-registration.
- Living a Triggered Life Podcast, May 12, 7:00 p.m.: The Museum welcomes back The Triggered Life Project creators Keith and Roxann Mascoll, hosts of Living a Triggered Life Podcast, to explore how mental health, love, family dynamics, and more impact their long-term marriage. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. Free with pre-registration.
- Obscured Vision, May 18, 7:00 p.m.: Science reporter and producer Ari Daniel and sound designer and composer Ian Cross host an all-new edition of the hit show, Obscured Vision, as they transport audiences into four narrative journeys connected by the theme of “Deep Breath” during this evening of sensory storytelling. This event will be held at the Museum of Science. $15 with pre-registration.
- Moving Water, May 24, May 25, 7:00 p.m.: Join the Museum for a limited run of Serious Play Theatre Ensemble’s groundbreaking production. In the face of rising sea levels, this new devised theater piece addresses the global water crisis, climate change, and how water fragility shapes our human interactions. This event will be held at the Museum for a two-night engagement. $25 with pre-registration.
Recurring throughout the season:
- Science Book Club for the Curious: Feeling inquisitive? Looking for a good conversation? Love science and books? Free and open to the public, these monthly discussions focus on science, technology, and their impact on society. Second Thursday of each month.
- Science Fiction Book Club for the Curious: Join the Museum of Science for a science-fiction book club! Each month, we’ll select a classic or contemporary sci-fi title to read and discuss virtually. Third Tuesday of each month.
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