UPCOMING EVENTS

 Join the Museum of Work & Culture on Saturday, October 19, 6pm, for a celebration of Oktoberfest with an evening of German food and music at the German American Cultural Society of Rhode Island.

The festivities will include traditional German fare and live accordion music. The menu will feature two German sausages, GACSRI’s famous sauerkraut, and German potato salad all hausgemacht (homemade). Each guest will also receive a complimentary authentic German beer from the Society’s renowned tap wall or a glass of wine.

All proceeds will benefit the Museum of Work & Culture.

Tickets for the event are $30 and are available for purchase at the MoWC or online at http://www.shopmowc.com/. For more information, please contact the MoWC at (401) 769-9675.

 

 

The Museum of Work & Culture will host a Flickers’ Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Film Festival event on Thursday, October 24, at 7pm. The Museum will screen a collection of sci-fi and horror films from France, including:

On The Other Side | Directed by: Zulma Rouge | 2018
Eugène is dependent on software capable of generating a continuous flow of dreams. With the assistance of a machine to which he connects himself and which draws inspiration from the consumer’s environment, our protagonist progressively becomes submerged by a routine brightened only by the composition of his increasingly crazy and limitless dreams.

Acide | Directed by: Just Philippot | 2018
A troubling cloud is taking shape somewhere out west. It’s now slowly moving inland, forcing the population to run away. As the cloud keeps on moving forward inescapably, panic strikes. That cumulus is acid.

CHIFOUMI | Directed by: Michael Rodriguez | 2019
When Max offers his roommate an awesome biodynamic EPX35 robot with integrated propulsion, he can’t overestimate how tragic the consequences can be.

Madame | Directed by: Garth Jennings | 2018
Inside a grand Parisian apartment lives an elegant elderly lady. And inside this lady lives a monster.

Wild Love | Directed by: Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Maryka Laudet, Léa Georges, Zoé Sottiaux, and Corentin Yvergniaux| 2018
While on a romantic getaway, Alan and Beverly cause a fatal accident. This crime won’t remain unpunished…

BUG | Directed by: Cedric Prevost | 2018
Guillaume is thirty years old and a bit of a loner. Via his computer, he has been enjoying a fantasy relationship with a famous actress. But having now learned that in real life she has a new partner, he takes comfort in suddenly discovering that he is able to go on living in his own version of reality by continuing to conjure up his ideal woman through the power of software and his computer.

Admission is $10, and tickets are available online at shopmowc.com or at the door.

 

The Museum of Work & Culture will once again welcome children for their annual baking workshop with Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery.

Workshops will be offered on Saturday, November 2, at 10am and 1pm, with participants receiving a chef’s hat and apron. After a demonstration by Wright’s Bakery’s pastry chef Paul Dulude,each child will get to fill and glaze three éclairs, with all ingredients and baking materials provided by Wright’s.

Admission is $25 per baker and $6 per accompanying adult. Admission to the MoWC is included. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Space is limited, and early registration is strongly encouraged. Tickets are available for purchase at shopmowc.com.

CHANGING GALLERY

LEAVERS LACE: THE LAST LACE MANUFACTURER IN AMERICA

October 3 – November 27, 2019

The Museum is proud to present Leavers Lace: The Last Lace Manufacturer in America, a photography project by Steve Mason.  Leavers Lace is located in West Greenwich, Rhode Island and makes some of the best lace in the world, including lace for Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. Mason’s work documents the people and machinery that create these delicate textiles.