The Evolution of the Human Form

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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Agostino Scilla

Agostino Scilla, a Sicilian painter and naturalist, was born Aug. 10, 1629. Scilla was an excellent artist, studying under Andrea Sacchi in Rome before returning to his native Messina. But Scilla grew interested in fossils—figured stones as they were called at the...

Charles Doolittle Walcott

Charles Doolittle Walcott, an American paleontologist, died Feb. 9, 1927, at the age of 76. Walcott was one of the most important scientific administrators at the turn of the century, being first Director of the United States Geological Survey, and then becoming...

George Young

George Young, a Scottish minister and geologist, died May 8, 1848, at the age of 70. Young spent most of his life in Whitby, a port town in Yorkshire, in northern England, notable as the home of whaler William Scoresby and explorer James Cook. Young was a talented...

John Collins Warren

John Collins Warren, a Boston surgeon, died May 4, 1856, at the age of 77. Although Warren is well known for presiding over the first operation that used ether anesthesia, and later became Dean of Harvard Medical School, we note today his passion for mastodons. When a...