Photographer Rosamond Purcell to speak at Carlson Library

Posted Feb 18th, 2013 by Kelly McGilvery  Category: Arts & Entertainment


Please join the Department of Art and the Friends of the Library in welcoming the extraordinary, internationally known photographer and author, Rosamond Purcell at her lecture to be given at noon on Thursday, February 28, in the Carlson Library on the University of Toledo’s Bancroft campus.

Rosamond Purcell has written or illustrated 17 books, including two books with Stephen Jay Gould. She is known for her photographic documentation of natural history collections housed in such far-flung places as the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. In addition, Ms. Purcell has had more than 50 solo exhibitions of her photography including: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard (1984); the Field Museum, Chicago (1988); Bishop Museum, Honolulu, 1990; the Cleveland Museum of Art (1995); and, fall 2012 as part of Very Like a Whale: Seeming is Believing in Shakespeare, exhibition by Rosamond Purcell and Michael Witmore, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.

This event is free and open to the public. Reception with refreshments will immediately follow the lecture.

Date/Time: Thursday, February 28th at 12:00 noon
Place: Canaday Center for Special Collections, 5th floor, Carlson Library
University of Toledo, Bancroft campus

For further information please contact: Barbara Miner at: Barbara.Miner@Utoledo.edu, 419.530.8315, or David Remaklus at: David.Remaklus@Utoledo.edu , 419.530.4030

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