On Thursday February 28th the Department of Art and the Friends of the University Libraries will host a noon lecture by internationally recognized photographer and author Rosamond Purcell. Purcell, whose work frequently celebrates cultural and natural history, is best known for her photographs of collections that document these histories. These photographs often focus on objects that have been preserved in the archives and collections of natural history museums, representing significant turning points in scientific history and are, in their own right, aesthetically beautiful. She has written or illustrated 17 books and has worked collaboratively with some of the world’s most esteemed scientists, including Stephen Jay Gould. In addition to participating in numerous group exhibitions, Ms Purcell has had more than 50 solo exhibitions of her photography. Her work is in the permanent collections of many institutions including The Metropolitan Museum, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Additionally, her work can be found in Smithsonian, National Geographic, and Slate magazine.
This event is free and open to the public. Reception with refreshments will immediately follow the lecture.
Date/Time: February 28th at 12:00 noon
Place: Canaday Center for Special Collections, 5th floor, Carlson Library
University of Toledo, Bancroft campus
For further information please contact:
David Remaklus at: David.Remaklus@Utoledo.edu , 419.530.4030