Crossing Over: A Photographer in the Museum of Comparative Zoology


Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Image of the Pangolin for the Crossing Over lecture with Rosamond Purcell

Rosamond Purcell, Photographer and Author

Photographer Rosamond Purcell explores the hidden corners of scientific collections, the boundaries between art and science, and the mysteries of metamorphosis. In this lecture, Purcell will recount her long-standing relationship with Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology and explain how its collections have served as models and inspiration for her strangely beautiful, often unsettling images. Following the presentation, Jane Winchell, Director of The Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center at the Peabody Essex Museum, will engage Purcell and audience members in a discussion about the value of seeing natural history collections as works of art in order to better appreciate and understand nature.

Lecture. Free and open to the public.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

See also: Public Lectures