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August 01, 2014: "Call to Duty" TV Spot Now on YouTube
You'll be seeing it soon on WFMZ-TV, but check out our new TV spot, now posted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk-ebJg28L4

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August 06, 2014: New Extension Lets "Electricity" Flow at RPM
Thanks to a recent grant from the Metropolitan Edison Sustainable Energy Fund of Berks County Community Foundation (The Met Ed Fund), the exhibition, Electricity, featuring a classic set of sixteen hands-on interactive displays which engage visitors in the exploration of the fundamental properties of electricity, will continue through Sunday, September 7, 2014. This exhibition, in the our Science Gallery, opened here on January 17, 2014, and is presented locally by Edge Insights.

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.

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August 22, 2014: Opening Reception This Friday... Marilyn!!!!
Get ready for an exhibition that captures the spark, sex appeal, and sensation that was Marilyn Monroe. Andy Warhol, Milton H. Greene, Cecil Beaton, Eve Arnold, Antonio de Felipe, and Henri Cartier-Bresson are just a few of the famed artists featured in this exhibition whose depictions of Marilyn helped immortalize her as a cultural icon. This exhibition, supported locally by FOX Theatres, documents the legendary life of America’s favorite sex symbol in styles ranging from fashion photography to Pop Art.

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 Reception
Friday, August 22 — 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The opening will include light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and a first look at the exhibition.

Members $15 / Non-Members $20.
RVSP to Lindsay at 610-371-5850 x230.

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August 22, 2014: Last Two Weekends for "American Longrifles"
Don't miss our current "Masterpieces of American Longrifles: The Kindig Family Collection" exhibition before it closes after September 1, Labor Day. Find out why enthusiasts have been coming here from as far away as Alaska just to see this incredible show! For details, click here.

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