The Met Ed Fund favors the use of its funds for lending, equity or other forms of investment in projects that meet the fund’s objectives. Their primary focus is on projects that educate power users in the Met Ed region about renewable energy, the importance of energy conservation and/or energy conservation methods. The purpose of the Fund is to promote:
• the development and use of renewable energy and clean energy technologies
• the promotion of energy conservation and efficiency
• the development of sustainable energy businesses
• projects that improve the environment in the companies’ service territories, as defined by their relationship to the companies’ transmission and distribution facilities
At this exhibit, visitors learn about and safely explore such concepts as static electricity and live current; motors, batteries and wires; attraction and repulsion; sparks, charge and discharge; voltage, AC and DC; magnetic fields and magnetic motion; lights, telegraphs and transmitters, and more.
In conjunction with the exhibition itself, The Museum has created a host of ancillary programming, allowing visitors to explore the fundamental properties of electricity while learning about the importance of energy conservation. Electricity has proven to be a popular exhibit for student groups and families, as well as a component of Museum Discovery Summer Camp, thereby prompting this extension and Met Ed Fund grant.
This exhibition is also supported by the Friends of the Reading Museum, the Bruce and Reneé Dietrich Endowment Funds, and the Wyomissing Foundation.
Composed of 115 works by more than 50 artists, Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon highlights the many sides of this 1950s glamour goddess and immortal legend through shots of well-loved movie scenes and famous photographs, biographical glimpses into Monroe’s private moments, and various artistic interpretations of the starlet. Featuring paintings, photographs, and video, this celebration exemplifies how Marilyn’s iconic image still electrifies the world half a century after her death.
Opening ReceptionThe opening will include light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and a first look at the exhibition.
Friday, August 22 — 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Members $15 / Non-Members $20.
RVSP to Lindsay at 610-371-5850 x230.