Enjoy a night of art inspired by Charles Darwin at the San Diego Natural History Museum on Tuesday, November 17th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
Beginning November 7th, and continuing through February 28, 2010, the “Darwin: Evolution Revolution” exhibit will explore the work of Charles Darwin, the biologist whose revolutionary theories on natural selection and evolution changed the face of science forever. In honor of the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, Darwin’s own manuscripts, notebooks, letters, artworks, and personal objects will be on display in the museum.
On November 17th, Bette Blaydes Pegas, the local author of "Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos: A Personal Evolution," will read from her book, including her essay on Darwin. "Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos" is a travel memoir that documents her adventures in Quito, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
The night will also include live music by Dr. Stephen Baird and his band mates in The Galapagos Mountain Boys. They’ll play their tongue-in-cheek, “scientific gospel” musical homages to Darwin, natural selection, evolution, and the responsibility of conservation.
The event is $10 for museum members, and $12 for non-members.
For more information, please visit www.sdnhm.org.