Tuesday, 13. August 2019, Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, Speaker Series: Tiny Beauties with Anna Edlund and Peggy Macnamara

from 13. August 2019 - 18:30 till 20:30

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

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Anna Edlund of Bethany College and Peggy Macnamara of the Field Museum will speak about their collaboration focusing on beauty in the natural world at the smallest, even microscopic, scale. Their upcoming book combines breathtaking art and fascinating science to foster a conservation ethic in all of us.
Dr. Anna Edlund, of Easton, Pa., Associate Professor of Biology is at Bethany Clloege. She received a B.A. from Swarthmore College, Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, and post doctorate from the University of Chicago. Along with researching pollen grains and the cells they contain, Dr. Edlund has taught at Spelman College and Lafayette College. She was the Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she taught a course on Creation and Embryology. For the past several summers, she has taught biology to Tibetan Buddhist monks in India.
Peggy Macnamara has served as the Artist-in-Residence at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History since 1990, and as an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Macnamara has traveled with Field Museum scientists all over the world to paint nature and illustrate conservation efforts. She has published 4 books in collaboration with museum scientists through University of Chicago Press. In addition Macnamara has created 2 children book and a, a coloring book.​Having been associated with the Field Museum for more than thirty years and a regular visiting painter at museums across across North America and Europe for fifteen years, Macnamara has also produced a series of classical drawings as well as paintings that bring together museum architecture, natural scenes, and cultural artifacts.
A large collection of Macnamara's Original Watercolor Paintings are on permanent display at the Field Museum.

Speaker Series: Tiny Beauties with Anna Edlund and Peggy Macnamara, Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall event

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