Explore the many converging facets of identity on this journey to the center of the self. Question your assumptions, weigh your psychic baggage, and dare yourself to try on a new persona as you explore both self and society. Come as you are and let’s take a look in the mirror at the opening night of Self, Made.
Unpacking Identity: A Conversation Exploring Self in Society With Ramzi Farwaz, Jennifer Eberhardt, Melissa Alexander, and Walter Thompson-Hernandez
8:00 p.m. | Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum
Go behind the scenes at the museum: Join the co-curators and advisors of Self, Made in conversation with New York Times contributor Walter Thompson-Hernandez illuminating the inspiration, research, and curation behind the exhibition and pointing to the complex ways in which we encounter identity in our communities and institutions.
What Made the Self? With Heike Winterheld
8:30 p.m. | Bechtel Gallery 3, Webcast Studio
Maybe you know your self. (Or maybe you don’t.) But what exactly is the self, and where does it come from? Is it a specific area in the brain? A collection of traits or labels with which we choose to describe ourselves? Do others see our “selves” the way we do? Join Exploratorium social psychologist and relationship scientist Heike Winterheld as she uses insights from social science research to discuss different aspects of the self, the factors that shape it, and how understanding those factors can make us happier and ensure that others perceive us as we intend.
6:00-10:00 p.m. | Crossroads
Step into the other side to experience an everyday practice in a new way.
Identity Pins With the Field Trip Explainers
6:30-9:30 p.m. | Osher Gallery 1, Black Box
What part of your identity are you most proud of? What part do you feel most complicated about? Join us in exploring identity by making your own personalized button pin that you can design and take home. Take part in conversations about the complexities of identity, intersectionality, and what parts of ourselves are self-made. Then contribute to an ongoing exhibit and art installation and dive deeper into how you to chose to highlight your identity.
Eye Am With Amy Snyder and Gayle Laird
6:30-9:30 p.m. | Gallery 2
It’s sometimes said that the eyes are the window into the soul. Come examine your windows with our staff photographers.
Self, Made Open to the public 7:00-10:00 p.m. | Osher Gallery 1
Have you ever wondered what makes you you? Question your assumptions, weigh your psychic baggage, and dare to yourself to try on a new persona as you explore both self and society at this bold and playful exhibition.
Think of any scenario. Using five words or less, describe it in a sentence. Now watch as artist PNosa interprets your words and uses a sewing machine to draw your idea on fabric. Embroidered patches will be available for purchase.
Contact:Website: Click to Visit
Cost:17.95 advance, 19.95 door, AD members free
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