The Chicago Science Writers joins the Field Museum on a field trip to the Music Box Theater for a screening of The Mummy! Ahead of the film, the event features a discussion with Cassie Pontone, an Assistant Collections Manager of the Anthropology Collections at The Field Museum. Cassie works closely with the local Filipino American community to co-curate The Field’s collection of over 10,000 objects from the Philippines, connecting living culture to 20th century material objects. The Mummy is Cassie’s all time favorite film—it’s full of action, humor, historical inaccuracies, and it also provides an excellent opportunity to discuss cultural representation.
Tickets are $11, or $7 for Chicago Science Writer members. Food and drinks are available for purchase.