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Dear Karen,

Thank you for passing this along. The story, and the mantid drawings, are
marvelous.

cheers,
barrett

barrett klein
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
www.pupating.org
www.uwlax.edu/profile/bklein/

On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 9:47 AM, Karen Reeds <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> A fellow historian of science just alerted me to this show at
> The Drawing Center <http://www.drawingcenter.org/> in NYC, on until July
> 16, 2017. (I'd really like to go, but the transportation chaos at Penn
> Station may make it impossible.) Anything that Mark Dion has a hand in as
> curator is sure to be interesting. The NYT description highlights some
> unexpected forms of collaboration between scientist and artist.
>
> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/science/william-beebe-dep
> artment-of-tropical-research-illustrations.html?_r=0
>
> Barrett, note the lovely illustration of a praying mantis:
>
> Artists enjoyed some creative freedom. George Allen Swanson technically
> portrayed a praying mantis, then also showed it doing ballet below. CreditWildlife
> Conservation Society Archive
>
>
>
> My friend's description:
>
> It's got lots of cool stuff, and beautiful water colors made as records
>> and probably for book illustrations. And it's fun that they have recreated
>> two lab work spaces with microscopes, old typewriters, specimens, books,
>> and lab paraphernalia in general.
>> I would have written earlier, but I found time to go only this evening
>> and I didn't know if a show of "drawings" would be that interesting or
>> rich.  It is.  For me personally it's frustating that there are few
>> labels.  (I want dates on everything!).  But it was still an enjoyable
>> experience.  On Thursdays they stay open until 8 and it's even free Thurs 6
>> to 8.
>
>
> Karen
>
> Karen Reeds, PhD, FLS
> Independent historian of science and medicine
> Independent exhibit curator
> Museum and editorial consultant
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>
>
>> Date:    Thu, 6 Jul 2017 22:10:46 -0500
>> From:    barrett klein <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Environmentally-minded insect art
>> Dear Sci-Art community,
>> I'm on the search for any art that features* insects* AND is focused
>> on *human-induced
>> environmental issues/concerns* (for example, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger's
>> radiation-mutated insects and Andy Warhol's Endangered silverspot
>> butterfly). I am compiling as many examples as I can find for a book
>> chapter on cultural entomology, and welcome any help.
>> cheers and thanks,
>> barrett
>> barrett klein
>> Department of Biology
>> University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
>> 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
>> www.pupating.org
>> www.uwlax.edu/profile/bklein/
>>
>
>
>
>> <http://www.uwlax.edu/profile/bklein/>from Karen Reeds
>> [log in to unmask]
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