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"Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" premieres at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA - probably it's only appearance in the U.S. before it heads back to Europe!

Upcoming and Ongoing Exhibitions

NEW: The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great is the most vast and comprehensive exhibition on Ancient Greece ever presented in North America. Professor Maggie Stogner has produced several media pieces for The Greeks and calls it "One of the most challenging, most beautiful exhibits I’ve worked on yet." It brings together more than 500 artifacts from 21 Greek museums, including many pieces never before displayed outside Greece. Among other treasures, visitors will be able to see a number of priceless objects, the result of some unparalleled archaeological discoveries. The exhibition opens in Montreal in December, 2014 and will end its tour in Summer, 2016 at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.

Roads of Arabia

Roads of Arabia at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum

The extraordinary traveling exhibition, Roads of Arabia, “Roads of Arabia” opens at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum on October 24, 2014. This extraordinary exhibition reveals nearly 7,000 years of the Arabian Peninsula's largely unknown civilizations. Presented by the Smithsonian, with exhibit media produced by Maggie Burnette Stogner, it includes recently discovered archaeological insights and objects never before seen in North America. Roads of Arabia will be on view at the Asian Art Museum from October 24, 2014 through January 18, 2015. The exhibition premiered in the U.S. at the Smithsonian's Freer/Sackler Galleries Stogner was assisted by several AU Alum and graduate students in the making of the exhibition films as well as filming the U.S. footage for a one-hour special for the Smithsonian Channel.

Harrison Ford and Professor Stogner

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology in Canada

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology opens at the Telus World of Science in Edmonton Canada on October 11th, 2014. This exciting exhibition retraces the footsteps of film hero Indiana Jones in a fun, interactive museum adventure that immerses visitors in the science and history of field archaeology. Presented by the National Geographic Society, with films and a welcome by Harrison Ford produced, directed and written by Maggie Burnette Stogner. Indiana Jones will be on view from October 11, 2014 through March 8, 2015. The exhibition has also traveled to the Montreal Science Center, Valencia, Spain at the Principe Felipe Science Museum, and the Santa Ana Discovery Science Center in southern California. View trailer

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Real Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah, from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship, Makes Canadian Debut

Real Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah, from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship opens at the Manitoba Museum October 17, 2014. It features films, animations, soundscapes, and other immersive media produced, directed and written by Maggie Burnette Stogner. “Real Pirates” tells the true story of the Whydah, a real pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago. It showcases treasure chests of coins and gold, jewelry, weaponry such as cannons, pistols, and knives, and a replica of the actual ship that visitors can board. “Real Pirates” provides visitors with an unprecedented glimpse into the unique economic, political and social circumstances of the early 18th-century Caribbean. The exhibition will be on view at the Manitoba Museum from October 17, 2014 through April 19, 2015. It has also sailed the Saint Louis Science Center and the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and Great Pharaohs

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and Great Pharaohs, showcasing over 3,000 years of ancient Egypt, had an extremely successful run at the Denver Art Museum in 2010 as well as in the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul in 2011. Harrison Ford narrates the introductory film that Stogner produced, directed and wrote, as well as the audio tour. Working hand-in-hand with the design team, she created numerous immersive media elements for this exhibition, which premiered in late 2008 and continues to travel throughout the U.S.The exhibit is currently at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Come check it out before it finds a new home – last day is January 6, 2013!

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt premiered at The Franklin Institute in 2010 and opened at the Cincinnati Museum Center in 2011. The exhibition will be housed at the California Science Center in Los Angeles until the end of 2012. Sponsored by Arts and Exhibitions International, Stogner produced a film for this exhibition on popular depictions of Cleopatra in the movies. SOC Film and Media Arts alum Michael Hyde edited the film.

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Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures opened at the British Museum in London in March 2011 and will open in Melbourne, Australia in March 2013. Sponsored by the National Geographic Society and the National Museum of Kabul, this extraordinary exhibition of Silk Road treasures traveled in the U.S. thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. It then traveled to museums in Canada and Germany. "The Kite Runner" author Khaled Hosseini narrates the exhibit film and a longer film for broadcast, both of which Stogner produced, directed and wrote in 2008. Watch 3-D animated recreation of a throne, one of the highlights of the exhibition.

Ancient Treasure Ships: From China to Arabia and the Great Oman Voyage

Ancient Treasure Ships: From China to Arabia and the Great Oman Voyage opened in Muscat, Oman in 2011. Sponsored by National Geographic, this unique exhibition reveals 5th to 15th century maritime sea trade through iconic artifacts, and contextualized through the videos, interactives, and animated maps that Stogner created. It premiered in Singapore in June of 2010 as a traveling museum exhibition within the Vivo City mega mall in Singapore City. Reviews heralded its fresh approach in bringing significant culture to a popular location. Watch video from the opening in Oman

Shipwrecked Trailer

Stogner Exhibit Project Shipwrecked Trailer

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Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds

Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds opened in Singapore in February 2011. Presented by the Smithsonian Institute's Freer and Sackler Galleries, this world-touring museum exhibition includes a stunning display of artifacts from a 9th century shipwreck found in the Java Sea. Stogner produced, directed and wrote five short videos and a complex multilayered, animated map for the exhibition, as well as the trailer and some web content. In 2012, Shipwrecked debuted in the U.S. at the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington D.C.
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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs drew a record number of over 8 million visitors in the U.S. and Europe. Narrated by Omar Sharif and sponsored by AEI and National Geographic, it drew more crowds at a new venue in NYC’s Times Square in 2010. The exhibit traveled to Melbourne, Australia in 2011. Stogner created the videos and immersive media for this exhibition for its debut in Los Angeles in 2005, and continued to contribute new media elements at various venues.