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The Dayton Art Institute hosts a variety of lectures and gallery talks throughout the year. Speakers include Art Institute staff, local and nationally known artists, art historians, museum professionals, collectors and more. Unless otherwise noted, lectures and talks are held in the NCR Renaissance Auditorium.


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Upcoming Lectures

Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life Lecture Series

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 3:00pm

Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life Lecture Series

The Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life Lecture Series builds on a tradition of artistic production and commentary that express evolving ideas about nature and the human interface with the natural world both contemporaneously and historically. The lectures and Kirkland’s artwork that will be on display will inspire discussion and consideration of a globally topical issue: environmental change.

Dr. Ryan McEwan, Professor of Environmental Ecology at the University of Dayton, will present a compelling scientific foundation for Kirkland’s artwork and will use her paintings to discuss bio-diversity and the affect of climate change on species and human society.

More about the lecture series

More about the Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life exhibition

How To Go

Bio-Diversity and Isabella Kirkland
Date: Saturday, April 26, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Cost: Free with Boonshoft Museum admission

Ohio Humanities CouncilThe Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life Lecture Series is supported by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds projects that enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation for the humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the programs do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, or of the Ohio Humanities Council.

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