Thought-provoking lecture series at SAAM

(Image: “The Pelican” (detail) by Alexis Rockman)

The Smithsonian American Art Museum will present an Art and Science Lecture Series to accompany the exhibition, “Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow.” The series of talks will feature leading experts in the fields of environmental science and culture, placing climate change within a cultural context and exploring how art can heighten the awareness of ecological issues. All talks are free to the public and begin at 7 p.m.; no tickets are required. Speakers include:

  • Alexis Rockman, artist, Wednesday, Jan. 12
  • J.D. Talasek, director of cultural programs, National Academy of Sciences, Wednesday, Feb. 9
  • Tom Lovejoy, biodiversity chair, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, Wednesday, Feb. 23
  • Steve Monfort, director, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Wednesday, March 30
  • Rhonda Roland Shearer, director/co-founder, Art Science Research Laboratory, Tuesday, April 19
  • Cristián Samper, director, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Wednesday, April 27
  • John Holdren, director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Wednesday, May 4

Details about each speaker and his or her presentation can be found on the museum’s online calendar.

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Posted: 7 January 2011
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