Free First Friday Curator Talks

‘Broken by Secrets: Robert Oppenheimer and the Early Atomic Age’


Friday, October 3 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Ticket Info

Admisison: Free

Event Description

One of the best deals in town starts at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, where Fridays are free to everyone from 6 to 8 pm, May through October, and the first Friday of the month, November through April. We sweeten the deal with talks from our curators and other museum professionals.

“Broken by Secrets: Robert Oppenheimer and the Early Atomic Age”
Dr. Jon Hunner, interim director of the museum, explores the complicated life of the atomic bomb’s father—from his childhood through his scientific career to his involvement with governmental policies during the early Atomic Age. Hunner will focus on Oppenheimer’s leadership of the Manhattan Project, his advocacy for an alternative way of dealing with these new weapons during the Cold War, and the events that led to him losing his security clearance in 1954.