Event Title

The Art of Science & Exploration: An Illustrated Journey through (Mostly) 19th-Century (Mostly) Ornithological Books

Location

Cleveland Museum of Natural History - Rare Book Room

Event Website

http://www.cmnh.org/site/ResearchandCollections/Library/Blog.aspx

Start Date

10-27-2012 10:00 AM

End Date

10-27-2012 12:00 PM

Cost to Attend

$15 (Museum Members); $22 (Nonmembers)

Pre-registration required?

Yes

Contact Information (for registration)

(216) 231-4600, x3214 or online at Cleveland Museum of Natural History Adult Classes and Programs

Event Type

Lecture

Description

Before digital cameras made it easy to capture a rare bird, the tools of observation were pencils and brushes; before Google Images, scientists and students turned first to the great works of scientific illustrations. This survey of some of the most important illustrators of scientific works, such as John Gould and Edward Lear, clearly demonstrates the intersection of science and art. Examples of work from the Museum's Rare Book Collection will be on hand.

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Limited to 20 participants

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Oct 27th, 10:00 AM Oct 27th, 12:00 PM

The Art of Science & Exploration: An Illustrated Journey through (Mostly) 19th-Century (Mostly) Ornithological Books

Cleveland Museum of Natural History - Rare Book Room

Before digital cameras made it easy to capture a rare bird, the tools of observation were pencils and brushes; before Google Images, scientists and students turned first to the great works of scientific illustrations. This survey of some of the most important illustrators of scientific works, such as John Gould and Edward Lear, clearly demonstrates the intersection of science and art. Examples of work from the Museum's Rare Book Collection will be on hand.

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