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Looks Aren't Everything

Mingle at the Museum event

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Code: 1YBH08

Listing of Let’s Talk About Race programs


Ticket prices increase by $5 on Aug. 9.

We all know that people look different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of strength, community, personal identity, and conflict. What can current science tell us about these variations?

Spend an evening at the Natural History Museum, viewing the exhibition Race: Are We So Different? (through Jan. 1, 2012) and mingling with the exhibit’s curator Mary Jo Arnoldi and Smithsonian scholars Alcione Amos, curator, Anacostia Community Museum; Gabrielle Tayac, historian, American Indian Museum; and Pawan Dhingra, curator, Asian Pacific American Program. Discuss the science behind the way we look and the ideas that shape our cultural identities, and emerge with a fresh understanding and perhaps a new way of thinking about race.


8:00-10:00 p.m.:
•   Will-call tickets are available at the Constitution Ave. entrance of the Natural History Museum
•   Ticket sales begin (limited number if event is not sold out)
•   Mingle with RACE: Are We So Different? curators and Smithsonian scholars
•   Cash Bar featuring beer, wine, a specialty cocktail, and non-alcoholic

Featured Exhibition: RACE: Are We So Different?

Race is a short word with a long history in America. What is race and how are we affected by it every day? Race: Are We So Different? explores the concept of race from scientific, historical, and cultural perspectives. The exhibition offers a powerful look at race and racism, and challenges visitors to ask questions, think critically, and talk about the issue and their own experiences.

Read more about this exhibit

General Information

  • One drink ticket included with admission.
  • Must be at least 21 with a valid photo ID to attend.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • This is not a seated event.
  • Tickets will be $25 for members and $30 for general admission starting Aug. 9.

To view past and current Mingle at the Museum events, click here.


Let's Talk About Race at the Smithsonian logo

The Smithsonian Associates programs are part of the Smithsonian-wide conversation
about race. The exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? will be at the
Natural History Museum through Jan. 2, 2012.


National Museum of Natural History
10th & Constitution Avenue, NW
Metro: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange lines)