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Bruce Presents: How Bugs Shaped Art: Exploring the Role of Insects in Art History-with Dr. Carol Anelli

Thursday, July 18, 2024, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, Gale and Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., and Pamela and Robert Goergen Auditorium

Join us for an enlightening lecture by Dr. Carol Anelli, an expert, as she delves into the fascinating world of insects and their profound influence on art throughout the ages. In conjunction with Jennifer Angus: The Golden Hour (now on view at the Bruce Museum), Dr. Anelli will take us on a journey through time, uncovering the myriad ways in which insects have inspired artists, influenced artistic techniques, and symbolized deeper cultural and philosophical meanings. From the intricate depictions of beetles in ancient Egyptian art to the whimsical portrayals of butterflies in modern masterpieces, insects have played a crucial and often surprising role in the evolution of art.Whether you are an art enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about the intersection of nature and creativity, this lecture promises to offer a unique and captivating perspective on the art world. Don't miss this opportunity to see art through the multifaceted lenses of the insect kingdom with Dr. Carol Anelli. Secure your spot today and prepare to be inspired by the unexpected beauty and significance of bugs in art!

How Bugs Shaped Art: Exploring the Role of Insects in Art History-with Dr. Carol Anelli will take place on Thursday, July 18, at 6pm in the Gale and Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., and Pamela and Robert Goergen Auditorium and will be livestreamed online.

Support for Bruce Presents is generously provided by Berkley One, a Berkley Company.

Space is limited. Online registration required.

Cost: Adults - $20, Livestream-$20, Students and Members receive a 20% discount.

Members of the Bruce Adventurer's Circle, Bruce Curator's Circle, Bruce Visionary Circle, Complimentary Bruce Adventurer's Circle, Complimentary Bruce Curator's Circle, Founding Bruce Adventurer's Circle, Founding Bruce Curator's Circle, Founding Bruce Visionary Circle receive 2 free tickets to public programs.

Students must show valid student ID at the front desk to receive discount.

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About Carol M. Anelli

Carol M. Anelli is Professor of Entomology at The Ohio State University (OSU). Carol spent her formative years in Connecticut, where she gained a love of nature and insects in the woods and gardens around her neighborhood. She earned her BA in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University and worked as a research tech at Yale University before earning her degrees in entomology (MS, PhD, focused on insect physiology) at the University of Illinois. Carol conducted postdoctoral research at the USDA-ARS in Beltsville, MD and the NIH in Bethesda, MD and was a faculty member at Washington State University before joining the OSU faculty. Her courses explore the intersection of science and society (e.g. history, culture) and general education in science literacy. Her research focuses on the history of entomology and evolutionary thought in Darwin’s time. She recently co-edited and co-authored chapters for Volume 5 of A Cultural History of Insects (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2024).

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