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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.Find out more »
Emperors of the Deep: Sharks—The Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians
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.Find out more »
Surveying the Anthropic Sublime: A Conversation Between Photographer Michael Light and Jane Aspinwall
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »