Oct. 16: Cocktails with Curators
Have you ever looked at an object and wanted to know more? Do you enjoy learning beyond labels? Experience Cincinnati Museum Center collections in a whole new way by sipping on cocktails while discussing the ins and outs of your favorite artifacts with our curators.
Experience Museum Center’s collections in a whole new fun, behind-the-scenes way. Choose your favorite cocktail and walk through Cincinnati Under the Sea with resident expert and curator, Brenda Hunda. Her knowledge will amaze you. Her personality will captivate you. Her love of Ordovician fossils will inspire you. All guests will also receive a free Cincinnati Under the Sea poster with ticket purchase!
Cost: Members $20, Non-Members $25. Tickets include exclusive experiences, food and a hosted bar. Buy tickets online or call 513-287-7001.
Curator Bio: Brenda Hunda received her B. Sc. with Honors in Paleontology from the University of Alberta in 1997 and her M. Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Alberta in 1999. She received her Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, Riverside in 2004. She is currently the Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati. Working within the museum setting, she has extensive experience in communicating science to the public, working with the community and developing outreach programs specifically targeting earth sciences.
Her research focuses on the interpretation of stratophenetic patterns in the Paleozoic; specifically, 1) how fine-scale heterogeneous environmental gradients affect intraspecific morphological patterns of trilobites across temporal and spatial scales, 2) how stratigraphic architecture imprints interpretations of morphological change, and 3) how both of these factors contribute to our understanding of microevolution in the fossil record.
Past Cocktails with Curators
Director, Cincinnati History Library & Archives and History Collections
Learn about Cincinnati from the Civil War to the 1960s in our exhibition, Treasures in Black and White: Historic Photographs of Cincinnati. Enjoy cocktails in the Cincinnati History Museum while discussing the black and white photos with Scott Gampfer.
Curator Bio: Scott Gampfer, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, directs our History Collections division and the Cincinnati History Library and Archives. The history collections include the Audiovisual Collections, Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections, Archives/Manuscript Collection, History Object Collection, Printed Works Collection and the Preservation Department. He has more than 33 years of experience in collections management, conservation treatment of two-dimensional collections, management of preservation projects and programming and historical research and exhibition projects. He is a member of the American Association for State and Local History.