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Aviation and Aerospace Career Day on the USS Hornet Museum

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- USS Hornet Museum announces Aviation and Aerospace Career Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday May 7, 2022. Hear from leaders in these industries about the exciting career opportunities available! We will have booths where businesses will share information and answer any questions you have about careers with them. There will also be stage presentations and panels about careers in Aviation and Aerospace.

Students will be allowed on board for free (K-12 or College). We will have special tours all day and more. Please note that anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants include:

* Hodge Flight Services

* FedEx

* Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 20

* NASA

* ASTRA

* local flight schools, local colleges and more.

USS Hornet Museum website: https://uss-hornet.org/

ABOUT USS HORNET MUSEUM:

Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation preserves and honors the legacy of the USS Hornet and its role in naval aviation, the defense of our country, the Apollo Program and the exploration of space. The USS Hornet Museum connects the greatest generation of Americans with future generations, educating and inspiring them to meet their challenges. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the USS Hornet Museum relies on the generosity of individuals to fund our educational programs, restoration projects, create and enhance exhibits and much more. The Museum is not supported in any way by regular grants from city, county, state or federal sources.

Through field trips and live-aboard experiences, the USS Hornet offers educational programs focusing on naval history, science and space technology: https://uss-hornet.org/youth-education.

A registered state and national historic landmark, the ship is open to the public on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda, California. Ample free parking is available across from the pier. The USS Hornet is also a unique, unforgettable venue available for corporate events; trade shows and expos; private parties and big band dances; and TV and film productions.

For more information, ticket prices and event planning, visit:  https://www.uss-hornet.org/ or call (510) 599-4272.

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Upstart California museum acquires mythic ad characters

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Valley Relics Museum of Van Nuys, California, has acquired a collection of 3,000 advertising characters once housed in the galleries of the Museum of Modern Mythology in San Francisco, founder Tommy Gelinas announced today.

The unique collection, featuring display versions of the Jolly Green Giant, Mr. Clean, Elsie the Cow, Tony the Tiger, Cap'n Crunch and Mr. Peanut, promoted the idea that such figures were modern manifestations of mythic archetypes. The Museum of Modern Mythology operated in downtown San Francisco from 1982 through 1989, focusing on the curation and display of twentieth century advertising artifacts. The entire collection was moved to storage in 1989 after the gallery's closure in the wake of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

"Every culture has its own mythology," Ellen Havre Weis, the Museum's founding director, was quoted as saying. "Regardless of where they came from, these images exist, they're part of our culture and they must be dealt with in some serious light." Ms. Weis passed away earlier this year from cancer. Gordon Whiting and Benjamin Whiting, Ms. Weis's husband and son, negotiated the agreement to move the collection to its new home at the Valley Relics Museum in the months before she died.

Such luminaries as film historian Leonard Maltin and mythologist Joseph Campbell joined the board of the Museum of Modern Mythology, validating the significance of the collection and its underlying thesis.

The Valley Relics Museum is home to a pop culture pantheon of neon signs, pinball and video arcades, life-size Jack in the Box clowns, and television artifacts from the home of "Dragnet" star Jack Webb, among other memorabilia from post-war California culture.

"We see this as a natural extension of our mission, to preserve and make available the many expressions of popular culture that surround us and become part of our lives," said Mr. Gelinas, who founded Valley Relics in Chatsworth, California, in 2013. He relocated the gallery to its present location near the Van Nuys airport in 2018.

"The idea that these figures have some deeper resonance seemed obvious to us. We're thrilled to carry on the work that Ellen started, and to share these colorful and beloved characters with the public."

Mr. Gelinas estimates the first exhibit of the new collection will launch early next year. "The Museum of Modern Mythology will open at the Valley Relics Museum in Spring 2022, in a new gallery annex adjacent to the main rooms."

The Valley Relics Museum is located at 7900 Balboa Blvd, Hangars C3 & 4, Lake Balboa, CA, 91406, (818) 616-4083.

Learn more at: https://valleyrelicsmuseum.org/ and http://ellenweis.com

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*Photo Caption: Tommy Gelinas of Valley Relics Museum, Benjamin Whiting of Ellen Weis Archive, Donna Knott of Donnaland.com, Eva Kisevalter of Stella Neptune, and Gordon Whiting of Ellen Weis Archive, showing off some of the treasures of the Museum of Modern Mythology collection, now part of Valley Relics Museum in Van Nuys, California. (Photo courtesy of The Ellen Weis Archive/Los Angeles.)

MEDIA ONLY CONTACTS:

Tommy Gelinas
Valley Relics Museum
Phone (818) 521-5646
tommy@valleyrelicsmuseum.org
valleyrelicsmuseum.org

Gordon Whiting
The Ellen Weis Archive
(310) 448-3660
gordon@ellenweis.com
ellenweis.com

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Museum of Sex Presents ‘Erotic Content & the Mainstream, 1960 till Today’

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Museum of Sex (MoSex) proudly announces details about its summer exhibition, "Erotic Content & the Mainstream 1960 till Today." This exhibition, a presentation of media examining how erotic content has permeated mainstream culture since the 1960s, will be on view at the Museum of Sex (233 Fifth Avenue) starting June 4, 2021.

Composed of four thematic sections, An Avante-Garde, Sexualized Marketing, Scandalous Scenes of Cinema, and Music: an Erotic Form, the exhibition will present a curated selection of over 60 videos. In addition to the video compilations and full screening of a selection of fine art and experimental films, the exhibition will feature vintage movie posters, historical ephemera and a timeline looking at censorship in media over the last six decades. The show will be organized chronologically offering an in-depth examination of the shifts in cultural attitudes towards sexual content in mainstream mass media.

The history of mass media is one of political and social discrimination against forms of illicit content. When the first motion pictures came out, they were attacked and deemed too titillating for the masses. Since the first films appeared in the nineteenth century, pornographic content has moved slowly but surely from the edges to the center. While sex has always been culturally relevant, the creative revolution of the 1960s inspired a more open environment in which erotic material, called "porno chic" was embraced. Today sexual material has seeped into all aspects of mainstream mass media, energizing a variety of cultural genres and sparking the sex positivity movement. This shift of erotic content from the margins to the mainstream has been part of an overall liberalization of popular culture since the 1960s.

The exhibition will feature subversive art films by Carolee Schneemann, Natalia LL, Hannah Wilke, Ximena Cuevas, Mike Kuchar, and Shawné Michaelain Holloway. It will also discuss infamous cultural figures in advertising and music such as Jimi Hendrix, Edie Adams, Donna Summers, Prince, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Fabio, Salt-N-Pepa, Rihanna and Cardi B. Iconic scenes from films like "Midnight Cowboy" (1968), "Deepthroat" (1972), "Fatal Attraction" (1987) and "Moonlight" (2016) will scintillate visitors. Audiences will enjoy a nostalgic look back on the popular culture of the last six decades through the moving image and marvel at how our attitudes toward erotic content have changed.

"Erotic Content & the Mainstream 1960 till Today" was organized by Emily Shoyer, Lead Curator and Eve Arballo, Curatorial Assistant.

ABOUT MUSEUM OF SEX

The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. Since opening in 2002, the museum has collaborated with world-renowned cultural institutions, artists, and academics to create exhibitions and interactive programs that explore the best in current scholarship in the arts, sciences, and humanities. From fine art to historical ephemera, its permanent collection comprises more than 15,000 sexually significant artifacts.

To learn more visit: https://www.museumofsex.com/

Facebook: @mosex | Twitter: @museumofsex

Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue (at 27th Street) New York, NY 10016; (212) 689 6337.

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International Black Business Museum Created to Honor the Genius of Black Entrepreneurs and Inventors

BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- Look out! The International Black Business Museum is here. The IBBM is the first and only museum in the world of its type, a repository that will enshrine the monumental accomplishments of Black entrepreneurs and inventors in the United States and other countries of the world.

It will also honor black-owned banks and ancillary organizations which helped to develop principles of self-help in the Black community.

According to Dr. Bessie House-Soremekun, the President and Founder, "The establishment of the International Black Business Museum is an idea whose time has come. This pivotal institution will support black business creation and expansion. It will also enhance the development of an entrepreneurial ethos which emphasizes ways in which the Black Community can work collectively to enhance the attainment of higher levels of economic independence and more economic resources."

The IBBM has a very distinguished International Board of Directors and an Advisory Board. The IBBM has received endorsements from The Association for African American Museums (AAAM), The Carver Federal Savings Bank, and the National Black Chamber of Commerce.

The IBBM - http://www.theibbm.org/ - is currently choosing a final site among several cities to host this groundbreaking facility. Museum administrators are planning a state-of-the art multilevel building with exhibit areas, auditoriums, along with additional galleries and mixed-use spaces. The museum's official opening is scheduled to take place in the future, although it is presently holding virtual activities and creating several virtual exhibits.

Despite great odds against them historically, Black entrepreneurs and inventors have achieved mightily. Garrett Morgan, entrepreneur and inventor of the common traffic signal, gas mask, and hair straightening products, and Lewis Latimer, who drafted patents for the telephone and the incandescent light bulb, are cases in point. These trail blazers and their ancestors of color persevered through difficult obstacles, including systemic racial oppression and lack of adequate funding.

The International Black Business Museum seeks to immortalize their achievements through its mission to preserve the history and honor the contributions of Black entrepreneurs and inventors in the United States and other countries of the world. Black business is the world's business!

Black Americans control around $1.3 trillion of America's $22 trillion economy - the world's largest economic system - and Africa is home to one of the globe's richest black entrepreneurs, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria, whose estimated worth is $8.3 billion. As the U.S. and other countries strive to attain more just and equitable societies, it is and will remain the mission of the International Black Business Museum to educate and enlighten the global community about the amazing achievements of this important group.

Learn more at: http://theibbm.org/

MEDIA ONLY CONTACTS:
Dr. Bessie House-Soremekun
President and Founder, IBBM
(216) 645-3385
Dr.House@theibbm.org

James L. Patterson
Director of Program Operations, IBBM
(317) 354-3246
jpatterson@theibbm.org

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Museum of Sex Presents BAD: Betty A. Dodson, A Tribute

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Museum of Sex (MoSex) proudly announces details about its winter exhibition, "BAD: Betty A. Dodson & the Liberation of Masturbation, A Tribute". This exhibition, the first museum retrospective devoted to Dodson's nearly 70-year career as an artist and educator, will be on view at the Museum of Sex (233 Fifth Avenue) starting December 14, 2020.

Composed of over 50 paintings, drawings, photographs, videos, and ephemera - all reflecting Dodson's unflinching belief in sexual equality for women-the show is organized chronologically, offering an in-depth look at the progression of Dodson as artist, educator, and feminist icon. Dodson illuminates aspects of sexuality, especially women's sexuality, that many would rather ignore.

According to Carlin Ross, Dodson's business partner, Dodson's "self-love and devotion to pleasure inspired generations of women to look inward and tell the rest of the world to f**k off." The show confronts controversial subjects with an impassioned honesty that can be liberating, challenging, and beautiful.

No one believed in the emancipatory power of self-touch more than Dodson. Told through her paintings, drawings, and words, "BAD: Betty A. Dodson & the Liberation of Masturbation, A Tribute" chronicles Betty's journey from a young artist discovering her own sexuality and power in 1950s New York to an adult repressing her desires. She eventually became the well-known liberated feminist who embraced her own sexual needs, destigmatized masturbation, and mentored others-particularly women-on their own voyages in search of self-acceptance and fulfillment.

"Betty is a true feminist icon who spent her entire life fighting for women's liberation through the embrace of pleasure," says Daniel Gluck, the Museum of Sex's executive director and founder. "Betty was one of the museum's advisors and we are honored to be able to introduce our visitors to her rich history and legacy."

"BAD: Betty A. Dodson & the Liberation of Masturbation, A Tribute" was organized by Karen Eckhaus, associate curator.

ABOUT BETTY A. DODSON

Betty A. Dodson (1929-2020) achieved international recognition with several groundbreaking erotic art exhibitions in the 1960s and 1970s before leaving the art world to become a feminist sex teacher. She designed and facilitated workshops that taught masturbation skills so women could explore their own sexual pleasure. In 1974 she self-published her first book, "Liberating Masturbation: A Meditation on Selflove". Her book "Sex for One" was published in 1986 and became a paperback classic when it was revised in 1996. "Orgasms for Two" (2002) embraced partner sex and "Sex by Design" is a memoir that details her experiences with America's sexual revolution, the women's movement, and her feminist sexual activism. She received a Ph.D. in sexology in 1992 and has produced three videotapes that document her pioneering teaching methods. Dodson was recently named one of the top ten sexual revolutionaries by Cosmopolitan magazine and number 43 of the 100 most important people in sex by Playboy Magazine.

Learn more about her work on her website, https://dodsonandross.com/ (mature content).

ABOUT MUSEUM OF SEX

The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. Since opening in 2002, the museum has collaborated with world-renowned cultural institutions, artists, and academics to create exhibitions and interactive programs that explore the best in current scholarship in the arts, sciences, and humanities. From fine art to historical ephemera, its permanent collection is comprised of more than 15,000 sexually significant artifacts.

For more information, visit: https://www.museumofsex.com/ (mature content).

Facebook: @mosex | Twitter: @museumofsex | Instagram: @museumofsex

Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue (at 27th Street) New York, NY 10016; (212) 689 6337.

Press Contact: pressoffice@museumofsex.com

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