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New at LR museums: Light show and Olympians

Posted By on Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 12:35 PM

click to enlarge LIGHT SHOW: A new exhibit at Museum of Discovery.
  • LIGHT SHOW: A new exhibit at Museum of Discovery.
News today from the Museum of Discovery and the Clinton Presidential Center of new exhibits.

The Museum of Discovery this Saturday rolls out a new permanent exhibit, "ExcitoTron." It's an LED display that allows visitors to create works of art with light. It's a wall of 10,000 light-emitting diodes that can be activated by hand-held controllers. The exhibit, invented by Andy Griebel, is sponsored by Staley Electric.

The Clinton Center will open a new temporary exhibit Saturday, March 12, called American Champions: The Quest for Olympic Glory. Said a Center release:

The exhibit includes photographs, film, and memorabilia featuring athletes as diverse as Arkansan Clyde Scott, speed skater Bonnie Blair, tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, and curler Shawn Rojeski, along with dozens of other American Olympic athletes. Additionally, this is the first exhibition about the Olympic and Paralympic Games to feature significant material related to American Presidents.
Exhibits will be devoted to summer and winter Olympics. Items on display include the basketball signed by 1996 women's gold medal basketball team and presented to President Clinton, prototypes of the men's and women's gymnastics team competition uniforms, and a signed goal ball from the Athens Paralympic Games. Winter items include Peggy Fleming's dress from her 1968 gold medal Olympic performance, the Paralympic Nordic Ski used by Oksana Masters; and Brian Boitano's short program outfit from his 1988 gold medal Olympic performance.

Visitors can sit in a replica bobsled and also pose for photos on a three-tiered medal platform.

PS: I also should have included in this a mention of an exhibit of African-American paintings, documents and artifacts coming to the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center for a two-month run April 8. The Kinsey Collection was created by Los Angeles collectors and has been seen at a number of other museums, including the Smithsonian.

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