Cabinet magazine and the Aldrich Museum present Fair for Knowledge: American Fauna, on Saturday, July 28, 2012, 1–5pm, a program devised to accompany united states, the museum’s current suite of exhibitions.
American Fauna, the fourth installment of Cabinet’s ongoing series of “fairs for knowledge,” invites visitors to engage in brief one-on-one conversations with experts about one particular animal found in the United States. The experts (and their animals) include:
David Brooks (tarpon)
D. Graham Burnett (dolphin)
Victor DeMasi (monarch butterfly)
Michael Klemens (beaver)
Sina Najafi (NASA chimpanzees)
Hanna Rose Shell (bison)
Julie Victoria (bald eagle)
Adrian Young (the American man)
Designed to take learning out of the classroom and into unexpected venues, Cabinet’s “fairs for knowledge” aim to create bridges between specialists and the general public by encouraging an informal, social, and open mode of learning. Sites for former installments of the series have included a flea market, a restaurant, and a New York City sidewalk.
Cabinet, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, receives generous support from the Lambent Foundation, the Orphiflamme Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Warhol Foundation, and the Katchadourian Family Foundation. Special thanks to the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum for their support of this program.
Outdoors, on the porch of the former home
of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Organized by Cabinet magazine