The Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center will present the exhibition, “Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles” from November 18 till June 25. The exhibition offers insights into how and why The Beatles impacted America in the early ‘60s and beyond.
Curated by the GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits, the exhibition will focus on the period from early 1964 through mid-1966 when Beatlemania ran rampant in America. The Beatles affected every aspect of pop culture including fashion, art, advertising, media, and music. Artifacts on display include clothing worn by members of The Beatles, lyric sheets composed by Paul McCartney, hand- written set lists from concerts, and more.
Tickets are required for entry. To purchase tickets, click here.
The Smithsonian will host a National Conversation on Race at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The program will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 7 to 8:30 pm ET.
Hosted by “Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past,” the Smithsonian’s race initiative, the program is the first in a series of conversations across the United States that will “bring together diverse groups of individuals to discuss race and racism in historical, cultural and contemporary contexts.” NBC News correspondent Morgan Redford will moderate a panel discussion. Panelists include Stacey Bohlen, CEO of the National Indian Health Board; Theodore S. Gonzalves, curator of Asian Pacific American history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History; Amanda Nguyen, CEO of RISE and civil rights activist; Dometi Pongo, MTV host of the docuseries “True Life;” and Akiima Price, A Price Consulting.
The event is free and open to the public, but free tickets are required to attend in person. There will be a livestream on the initiative’s website for those who would rather join online. For more information, click here.
The Athenæum of Philadelphia presents “The Paradox of Urban Revitalization” with Howard Gillette, Jr. The event will be held online on Thursday, December 8 from 12pm – 1pm.
Howard Gillette, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of History at Rutgers-Camden, the founding director of the Mid- Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, and co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. His newest book, “The Paradox of Urban Revitalization Progress and Poverty in America’s Postindustrial Era,” evaluates the uneven efforts to secure racial and class equity as city fortunes have risen through an analysis of nine cities grappling with challenges of the twenty-first century.
For more information and to reserve a spot, click here.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum presents Generation Disaster, a conversation with disaster mental health expert Karla Vermeulen, director of the documentary films Right There and Right there Part 2 Florence Buchanan, special education teacher and member of this generation Jenice Lyla Waldorf, and the Museum’s Senior Vice President Noah Rauch on the trauma caused by numerous events that have followed since the attacks and how those events continue to shape us.
The event will take place on Wednesday, December 14, at 6 pm. To register for the event, click here.