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September 2019

The Evolution of the Human Form

September 18, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States

For centuries, the human form has been the subject of intense exploration by artists. Now science has extended the field for such work by revealing the human form’s precursors, and how these puzzle pieces fit to reveal the human form’s coming-to-be.

A meet-and-greet book signing will immediately follow the lecture. Copies of John Gurche's latest book, Lost Anatomies, will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Rainy Day Books.

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October 2019

Emperors of the Deep: Sharks—The Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians

October 2, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Filmmaker and author William McKeever will discuss his latest book, Emperors of the Deep, and present a special 20-minute preview of his new documentary film of the same name.

This event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books and the Linda Hall Library.

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Surveying the Anthropic Sublime: A Conversation Between Photographer Michael Light and Jane Aspinwall

October 10, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Join celebrated landscape photographer and bookmaker Michael Light for a discussion of photography and science with Jane Aspinwall, Associate Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

This program is the opening event of the exhibition, Then and Now: Photography and the Printed Image.

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The Living Sea: How a Group of Women Botanists Proved that Coral Reefs are Alive, 1880-1930

October 11, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Anna Weber-van Bosse was the first woman to be included as an official member of the scientific staff of an oceanographic expedition. She was responsible for studying the marine flora during the Siboga expedition (1899-1900), a Dutch government sponsored scientific exploration of the oceans of modern day Indonesia. Emily Hutcheson, a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will explore how scientists including Anna Weber-van Bosse and Ethel Barton Gepp, reframed the discussion of coral reefs from geological structures to living units, thus shaping the modern concept of the reef ecosystem.

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Second Saturday Conversation: Coffee with the Curators

October 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Join students from the Kansas City Art Institute from 11 a.m. to Noon for a gallery talk on their artwork on display in the exhibition, Then and Now: Photography and the Printed Image.

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