SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA hosting 11th annual Respect Diversity Symbol Exhibit

OKLAHOMA CITY – Science Museum Oklahoma, (SMO), will host the 11th annual “Respect Diversity Symbol Exhibit” March 9 to May 9, 2012. The exhibit will feature collaborative artwork created by students and inspired by historical, cultural, ethnic, and experiential perspectives.

“It’s always a pleasure to see the new works put together by students for the Respect Diversity Symbol Exhibit,” said Trevor Taylor, Visual Arts Aficionado, SMO. “I am always intrigued by the quality of these collaborative pieces and their depth and earnestness in communicating unity and peace.”

“Behind each work of art is a story,” said Joan Korenblit, Executive Director, Respect Diversity Foundation. “Each entry is by students from across the state of Oklahoma who have taken the time to truly explore diversity through the arts and have expressed this through the various mediums featured in this exhibit.”

The 11th annual “Respect Diversity Symbol Exhibit” Gala is March 27, 2012 at 5 p.m. in the SMO Auditorium. Lyn Adams, Director of the OKC Children’s Theatre and Jean Hendrickson, Executive Director of Oklahoma A+ Schools, will present awards. Musicians from Westminster School, Seeworth Academy and Ranchwood Elementary School will perform. Teachers throughout Oklahoma who register gala attendance through Respect Diversity Foundation will receive Multicultural Professional Development Points.

About Respect Diversity Foundation

The Respect Diversity Foundation (RDF), is a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization with an extensive speakers bureau of educators who teach respect and tolerance for all people. RDF was created to help people of all ages successfully live, learn and work in our increasingly diverse society. It is that very diversity that is the strength of this country. RDF seeks to help students of all ages understand other cultures and their own, create positive inter-group relationships and build strong communities throughout the state of Oklahoma.

About Science Museum Oklahoma

Science Museum Oklahoma reveals the wonder and relevance of science in our everyday lives. Get up to your elbows in science with acres of hands-on experiences, thousands of space, aviation and cultural artifacts and new exhibits always on the horizon. Blast off beyond the Milky Way in the Planetarium Theater and feel the heat from live explosions in Science Live. And you’ll love traveling to new worlds while watching IMAX movies in the dome theater. Let your inner-child run wild! For more information please call 405-602-6664, or visit

About Oklahoma Museum Network

The Oklahoma Museum Network funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a statewide collaboration of five partner museums working together to provide hands-on discovery learning across the state.