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
All events held in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, Fifth Floor, William S. Carlson Library. See the UTNews article for more details on each event.
September 26, 3 p.m.: “The History of Hospital-Based Nurse Education in 20th Century Toledo,” by Joanna Russ, archivist, ProMedica.
October 3, 3 p.m.: “The History of HIV Infection in Northwest Ohio,” a panel discussion led by Dr. Joan Duggan, director of the Toledo Ryan White HIV Center.
October 10, 3 p.m.: “A Man, His Work, and His Legacy—Conrad Jobst,” by Dr. Anthony Comerota, director of the Jobst Vascular Institute at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.
October 17, 3 p.m.: “Posing for Eternity: The Art and Science of Plastination,” by Dr. Carlos Baptista, president of the International Society for Plastination.
October 24, 3:30 p.m.: “From M*A*S*H to the Great Black Swamp: The Life of John Howard M.D.,” by Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, UT professor emeritus.
November 7, 3 p.m.: “The Magician with a Meningioma,” by Dr. James Ravin, Toledo ophthalmologist and medical historian.
All Events Free and Open to the Public
Reception to Follow Each Talk
Elisabeth Tonnard, an artist and poet working in the areas of artists’ books, photography, and conceptual literature, will present a talk about her art on Wednesday, October 10, at noon in the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of Carlson Library on UT’s main campus.
Since 2003, Tonnard has published 25 books, which are included in numerous private and public collections. Her work features how visual culture and visual events are seen in the light of literature. Tonnard’s books have won numerous awards, including the jury prize of the Sheffield International Artists’ Book Prize last year. Her works have been exhibited widely, and she is a member of the Artists’ Book Cooperative.
Tonnard received a master’s of arts in literature from Radbound University in the Netherlands, and a master’s of fine arts from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. She lives and works in the Netherlands.
A reception will follow her talk. This talk is co-sponsored by the Friends of the University Libraries. For more information, contact David Remaklus, Carlson Library, at 419-530-4030.