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Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life Lecture Series
Held in conjunction with the recent special exhibition Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life, The Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life Lecture Series examined the fascinating overlap of science, history and art.
Isabella Kirkland: Artist Lecture
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Isabella Kirkland will speak about her first major solo museum exhibition, Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life. Kirkland draws from 17th-century Dutch painting techniques, documenting flora and fauna, past and present, with an environmentally conscious edge.
Dutch Still-Life Painting of the Golden Age
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. George S. Keyes, former Chief Curator and Curator Emeritus of European Paintings at The Detroit Institute of Arts, is a recognized scholar of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art. He will illuminate the traditions of the Golden Age of still-life painting and the impact of global trade on the arts, drawing parallels to Isabella Kirkland’s paintings.
Isabella Kirkland: Transforming Perception
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Elaine Miller, Professor of Philosophy at Miami University in Oxford, will talk about how contemporary art and artists, including Isabella Kirkland, play a role in affecting our perception of culture and nature. Dr. Miller has published numerous articles and books on the nature of aesthetics, art and women artists.
Gathering Nature in a Time of Extinction: Isabella Kirkland’s Ecological Art
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Scott Hess, Professor of English at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, will explore Kirkland’s paintings in relation to the development of natural history and collecting, ideas of nature, and environmental movements since the 1800s.
Bio-Diversity and Isabella Kirkland
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Lecture held at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Free with Boonshoft Museum admission
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.