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  • Art & Politics: An Evening with Kal Penn

    Friday, October 28, 2016
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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    Please note: Date and location of this event have changed due to a conflict with our guest’s filming schedule. All tickets sold with previous date and location (October 26 at Corning Museum of Glass) will be automatically transferred with the updated event details. See FAQ regarding ticket sales below.

    Friday, October 28, 2016 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM

    Location: Corning-Painted Post High School Auditorium (201 Cantigney Street, Corning)
    Pricing: Adults: $30, Students: $15
    General Admission

    Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. at the auditorium box office. The program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. – please time parking and ticket-purchase accordingly.

    Please note: Audio and video recording of this program is prohibited.

    The Rockwell Museum believes in offering experiences to the community that challenge perspectives about America through ever-changing exhibitions and innovative programming. That’s why we’re thrilled to present actor and public servant Kal Penn in honor of The Rockwell’s 40th Anniversary. 

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    Kal is a rising star in Hollywood with a passion for the intersection of pop culture and politics; he even took a two-year sabbatical to work full time for the White House. 

    How can we use our creativity to better digest and engage the world around us?

    Kal will speak on how working in diverse environments and with a wide array of individuals completely transformed his perspective on politics, media and public service. He recalls his work with the White House with wit and charisma, including a cultural delegation to Cuba with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. 

     

    ABOUT KAL PENN 

    KAL PENN, KIEFER SUTHERLAND, NATASCHA MCELHONE

    Kal Penn co-stars alongside Kiefer Sutherland and Natascha McElhone in the current television show, Designated Survivor

    Kal Penn is known for his starring roles in House, 24, the Harold and Kumar franchise, and forthcoming ABC series Designated Survivor. Though there is a tradition of Hollywood stars campaigning for politicians, Penn may be the only one in recent memory to take a sabbatical from his career midstream to work full time in politics. From 2009 to 2011, he was an Associate Director at the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he primarily served as President Obama’s Liaison to Young Americans (focusing on, among other issues, outreach around “don’t ask, don’t tell,” increasing financial aid, and young veterans).

    During his years at The Office of Public Engagement, Penn also served as the president’s liaison to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, engaging them in a variety of initiatives.

    Penn recently hosted The Big Picture with Kal Penn, a National Geographic TV series currently on Netflix that uses data and mapping to make powerful connections and visualize our world in amazing new ways. Each episode uncovers surprising facts on a topic (like money, sex, food, crime, migrations or sports), revealing how our world works, how we got here, and even where we’re headed—while exploring powerful stories from the real people and communities behind the data.
     
    Penn has appeared on the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and has hosted The Big Brain Theory, a competition to find the nation’s brightest engineer, on the Discovery Channel. On the big screen, Penn has starred in various independent films and blockbusters, including three Harold and Kumar movies, Superman Returns, and Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (alongside Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton). The New York Times called his lead role in Mira Nair’s The Namesake a, “crackling, star-making performance.” Penn has also taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania, and University of California, Los Angeles.

     

    TICKETS FAQ

    • I already purchased my ticket for the 26th. Will I receive a new ticket?
      No, your October 26 ticket will be automatically transferred to October 28. There is no need for a new ticket.
    • I can’t attend on October 28. Can someone else get in with tickets that have my name on them?
      Yes, just hand them the tickets and they’ll get in no problem. It is your responsibility to provide them with the ticket.
    • Do I need to print my tickets?
      Yes, everyone should have a printed ticket.  Museum staff will have a list of ticket holders in the event you forget your ticket.
    • I accidentally deleted the email I need to print my tickets. What do I do?
      First, you can call The Rockwell directly to have another email sent (607.937.5386) during regular museum hours.  Otherwise, The Rockwell has record of all ticket sales organized by the name of the purchaser and we can check you in with your photo ID. 

       

    • I am unable to attend on October 28. Can I get a refund on my ticket purchase?
      All sales are final; tickets are not refundable. If you are unable to attend on October 28, we encourage you to sell or transfer your ticket to another person. Simply print your e-mail ticket confirmation and pass it along to the new owner. 
    • What is the ticket sale policy?
       “All sales are final; tickets are not refundable. If a program is rescheduled, the new date will be immediately posted to the rockwellmuseum.org website and your ticket for the original program will be honored at the rescheduled date. If a program is cancelled and no make-up date is announced, then the ticket is refundable. The refund will happen automatically if you purchased with a credit card. Otherwise if you paid cash, cash refunds will need to be picked up at The Rockwell Museum lobby.”
    Corning Painted Post High School

    Please note: Date and location of this event have changed due to a conflict with our guest’s filming schedule. All tickets sold with previous date and location (October 26 at Corning Museum of Glass) will be automatically transferred with the updated event details. See FAQ regarding ticket sales below.

    Friday, October 28, 2016 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM

    Location: Corning-Painted Post High School Auditorium (201 Cantigney Street, Corning)
    Pricing: Adults: $30, Students: $15
    General Admission

    Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 5:30 p.m. at the auditorium box office. The program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. – please time parking and ticket-purchase accordingly.

    Please note: Audio and video recording of this program is prohibited.

    The Rockwell Museum believes in offering experiences to the community that challenge perspectives about America through ever-changing exhibitions and innovative programming. That’s why we’re thrilled to present actor and public servant Kal Penn in honor of The Rockwell’s 40th Anniversary. 

    WHKalPenn_web

     

    Kal is a rising star in Hollywood with a passion for the intersection of pop culture and politics; he even took a two-year sabbatical to work full time for the White House. 

    How can we use our creativity to better digest and engage the world around us?

    Kal will speak on how working in diverse environments and with a wide array of individuals completely transformed his perspective on politics, media and public service. He recalls his work with the White House with wit and charisma, including a cultural delegation to Cuba with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. 

     

    ABOUT KAL PENN 

    KAL PENN, KIEFER SUTHERLAND, NATASCHA MCELHONE

    Kal Penn co-stars alongside Kiefer Sutherland and Natascha McElhone in the current television show, Designated Survivor

    Kal Penn is known for his starring roles in House, 24, the Harold and Kumar franchise, and forthcoming ABC series Designated Survivor. Though there is a tradition of Hollywood stars campaigning for politicians, Penn may be the only one in recent memory to take a sabbatical from his career midstream to work full time in politics. From 2009 to 2011, he was an Associate Director at the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he primarily served as President Obama’s Liaison to Young Americans (focusing on, among other issues, outreach around “don’t ask, don’t tell,” increasing financial aid, and young veterans).

    During his years at The Office of Public Engagement, Penn also served as the president’s liaison to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, engaging them in a variety of initiatives.

    Penn recently hosted The Big Picture with Kal Penn, a National Geographic TV series currently on Netflix that uses data and mapping to make powerful connections and visualize our world in amazing new ways. Each episode uncovers surprising facts on a topic (like money, sex, food, crime, migrations or sports), revealing how our world works, how we got here, and even where we’re headed—while exploring powerful stories from the real people and communities behind the data.
     
    Penn has appeared on the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and has hosted The Big Brain Theory, a competition to find the nation’s brightest engineer, on the Discovery Channel. On the big screen, Penn has starred in various independent films and blockbusters, including three Harold and Kumar movies, Superman Returns, and Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (alongside Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton). The New York Times called his lead role in Mira Nair’s The Namesake a, “crackling, star-making performance.” Penn has also taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania, and University of California, Los Angeles.

     

    TICKETS FAQ

    • I already purchased my ticket for the 26th. Will I receive a new ticket?
      No, your October 26 ticket will be automatically transferred to October 28. There is no need for a new ticket.
    • I can’t attend on October 28. Can someone else get in with tickets that have my name on them?
      Yes, just hand them the tickets and they’ll get in no problem. It is your responsibility to provide them with the ticket.
    • Do I need to print my tickets?
      Yes, everyone should have a printed ticket.  Museum staff will have a list of ticket holders in the event you forget your ticket.
    • I accidentally deleted the email I need to print my tickets. What do I do?
      First, you can call The Rockwell directly to have another email sent (607.937.5386) during regular museum hours.  Otherwise, The Rockwell has record of all ticket sales organized by the name of the purchaser and we can check you in with your photo ID. 

       

    • I am unable to attend on October 28. Can I get a refund on my ticket purchase?
      All sales are final; tickets are not refundable. If you are unable to attend on October 28, we encourage you to sell or transfer your ticket to another person. Simply print your e-mail ticket confirmation and pass it along to the new owner. 
    • What is the ticket sale policy?
       “All sales are final; tickets are not refundable. If a program is rescheduled, the new date will be immediately posted to the rockwellmuseum.org website and your ticket for the original program will be honored at the rescheduled date. If a program is cancelled and no make-up date is announced, then the ticket is refundable. The refund will happen automatically if you purchased with a credit card. Otherwise if you paid cash, cash refunds will need to be picked up at The Rockwell Museum lobby.”