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Bruce Presents: Preserving Nature - The Art and Science of Taxidermy with Divya Anantharaman

Friday, June 28, 2024, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, Gale and Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., and Pamela and Robert Goergen Auditorium

Join us for an extraordinary evening at the Bruce Museum as we delve into the captivating world of taxidermy with renowned artist and taxidermist, Divya Anantharaman. This unique lecture is designed for nature enthusiasts, art lovers, and science aficionados alike. Discover the meticulous craftsmanship and scientific techniques behind the art of taxidermy, which has played a crucial role in preserving wildlife for education, research, and aesthetic appreciation.

During this program, hear from Divya as she shares her insights and experiences in the field of taxidermy. Learn about the history, ethics, and evolution of this fascinating art form. After the lecture, there will be an audience Q&A Session.

Divya Anantharaman in a sari

About our Speaker:A unique combination of science and style, Divya Anantharaman is an artist and taxidermist preserving animals with honor and compassion for clients ranging from museums, designers, collectors, and everyday naturalists. She has starred in the Emmy winning documentary “Rearranging Skin”, lauded for showcasing taxidermy as an act of reverence. Her specialties are birds, small mammals, and anatomic anomalies, with a select number of commissions open for pets. Her work seeks to combine the demonstrative aspect of scientific presentation with the symbolic, introspective nature of art, using taxidermy to engage diverse audiences with enchantment and stewardship of nature. She is passionately curious about the untapped potential of this scientific art, and sharing it with others. In her commitment to conservation, she regularly volunteers with various ornithological organizations. You can learn more at https://www.gothamtaxidermy.com/Bruce Presents: Preserving Nature - The Art and Science of Taxidermy with Divya Anantharaman will take place on Friday, June 28, 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 receive a 20% discount on their ticket. 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 a valid student ID at the front desk to receive a discount.

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