Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily; Closed Memorial Day, May 28

image of reprinted Ice Station Zebra movie poster

Ice Station Zebra Sunday Club

F.I.N.E. Artist Residency Event

April 9, 2017


Join F.I.N.E. Art Resident, Emily Newman, for Sunday Club where every Sunday visitors will join in activities and gain access to Emily's artistic process.


February 18 - May 28, 2017

This project entertains, informs and engages children across geographical, political and historical borders in creative play on the topic of the Cold War.

It consists of three theatrical sets:

  • the three-chambered U.S. Submarine 509 in the Museum's Theater
  • a reconstructed ice station in Kirkenes, Norway
  • the relocated ice station at the Nikel Art Center in Russia

With maximum potential for sneaking, lurking, surprising and chatting, the project flips the conventional logic that spying is bad, and shows that spying can be fun, friendly and intelligent.

The film Ice Station Zebra (1968) featured Cold War spies on and under the ice cap searching for a crashed satellite capsule full of secrets and trading intelligence.

 Emily has been working on Ice Station Zebra since 2014 and this is one of the many milestones of its journey. Her process has been captured on her Facebook page.

The F.I.N.E. Art Residency is supported by the Fine Foundation.

Ice Station Zebra is a collaborative production by: Pikene pa Broen, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Artists Image Resource, The Sprout FundThe Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, The Norwegian Cultural Ministry, Dan and Irina Peris. Thank You!