A menagerie of birds plays a prominent role in ASI’s winter exhibition, The Watercolor Worlds of Lars Lerin. As an artist, Lerin is not alone in his appreciation and use of these birds as a major motif. Don Luce, Curator of Exhibits at the Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, surveys the role that birds and bird art have played in inspiring an interest in nature, science and conservation. 1 hr.
Don Luce has worked in the museum world for more than three decades. He earned a degree in Zoology and a masters degree in Medical and Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan. At the Bell Museum of Natural History, he has combined his interests in science, art and nature to produce over thirty original temporary and permanent exhibitions. As curator of exhibits, he also curates the museum’s collection of art, which includes many works by Francis Lee Jaques who painted the museum’s dioramas, a complete set of John James Audubon’s original Birds of America folio, and many other historical and contemporary works of wildlife art. Luce is the author of the book Francis Lee Jaques: Artist-Naturalistand recently curated the exhibition, Audubon and the Art of Birds that set attendance records at the Bell Museum and then traveled nationally.
Included in museum admission. Free for ASI members.
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