Turtle Bay’s fifth Biennial opens on Redding’s Cultural Cruise, January 25! This exhibition features art in diverse media from emerging and established artists working on the West Coast. Prizes will be awarded at 6 pm and this year’s juror, artist and curator Carrie Lederer, will speak at 3 pm, before the event begins. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite piece to receive the People's Choice Award.
Discover the unique partnership between cutting-edge western science and traditional indigenous knowledge in Turtle Bay’s newest exhibition, Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science, on display January 26 through May 5. Though the voices of elders and youth, storytelling, and hands-on activities, join the growing movement toward sustainability and the age-old ingenuity of indigenous practices.
From happy accidents to complex chemistry, explore the deep history of alcoholic beverages in Turtle Bay’s newest exhibition, Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol. Last Call will be on display February 16, through May 12 and features many hands-on elements. Match glasses to drinks! Take a docent-led field sobriety test and explore the ever-evolving sociology surrounding our connection to ethanol.
Free and open to the public! Please join Center for Lao Studies for the closing ceremony for Between Two Worlds. Panelists will include local Lao and Iu-Mien community members from Redding who will share their personal stories, tracing their lives from Laos to Redding following the Vietnam war. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and experience the exhibition with the people who created it. The ceremony will conclude with traditional instrumental performances followed by light refreshments and appetizers.
Told by the people themselves, this exhibition from the Center for Lao Studies tells the refugees’ stories in their own words; tracing their lives after the Secret War, and of their journeys from their homes in Laos to reeducation camps to refugee camps to finding new homes in the United States.
From ball bearings to gears, to architecture, everything we create today is built on a strong foundation of ancient science and engineering. Created by Artisans of Florence, fifty highly interactive stations let families follow in the footsteps of Archimedes the father of Science, Roman engineer Marcus Vitruvius, and the great Leonardo Da Vinci.
Go behind the scenes to see how developers, producers, and designers use math to do amazing things. From the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, this interactive exhibition highlights the relationship between mathematical thinking and the creative process. Explore concepts like patterns, variables, scale, slope, and ratios used by artists, architects, engineers, musicians, and other innovators.
Curated from works submitted by local schools that participate in Turtle Bay’s all volunteer “Famous Artists” art outreach program.
Enjoy some of our favorite Ansel Adams photographs from Turtle Bay’s art collection. Ansel Adams is one of the most beloved and recognized artists of our time. His iconic images inspire wilderness lovers and aspiring photographers alike. Adams' dream - "To encourage self - expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us" is one of the pillars of Turtle Bay's mission!
The National Smokejumper Association presents this exhibition about the fascinating history of the United States Forest Service Smokejumper program. Students will learn what it takes to be a Smokejumper, dive into the history of fire suppression in the United States, explore how the program came about, and even discover its role in homefront defense during WWII!
From historic landscapes by renowned artists such as William Keith and William Hahn to abstract expressionist works by Manual Neri and Sam Francis, and from Japanese woodblock prints to monumental macramé, hundreds of pieces in dozens of styles in a multitude of media are featured in this eclectic exhibition of Turtle Bay’s art collection.
Focusing on Turtle Bay’s rich collection of textiles, this touchy-feely exhibition goes back into pre-history; takes a journey down the Silk Road; examines the roots of the Industrial Revolution; looks at the concept of fashion; and takes a peek at the future of fabric.
Bigfoot In Our Backyard
May 20 – October 1, 2017
Turtle Bay Museum - Main Gallery
We have our very own legendary creature. Take a closer look at the Bigfoot phenomenon in Northern California. Investigate the evidence, see casts of suspected tracks, learn about sightings, and delve into how Bigfoot has become part of our local identity.
Shasta Regional Medical Center & US Bank presents
Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids
May 20 – October 1, 2017
Turtle Bay Museum - Fitzpatrick Exploration Hall and Art Gallery
Have you ever wondered where these fantastic beings come from? This immersive, hands-on exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History explores the amazing origins of our favorite beasts of the land, air, and water through lifelike models, touchable fossils, real objects, and personal accounts from around the world. From narwhals to unicorns and manatees to mermaids, discover the physical and cultural connections between the real and mythical worlds. Oh, and you can build your own dragon. Just don't let it loose in the museum!
Free for Members / Included in Park Admission
Mythic Creatures is presented by Shasta Regional Medical Center and US Bank
With major support from Dennis & Sherrill Bambauer; Dr. Pam Ikuta & Don Burton; and Dutch Bros. Coffee – The Resner Family.