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Sailfishe, 2005, watercolor, colored pencil and graphite on paper, 60 × 131 inches, collection Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
4 – 6:45PM  Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Art of Nature and the Nature of Art

Exploring the reunion of arts and biodiversity sciences

Program Introduction
Eleanor Sterling
Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History and YIBS External Advisory Board Member

Speaker Introductions
Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff
Artist and member of the YIBS External Advisory Board

Art and Science in Philadelphia
Amy Meyers
Director, Yale Center for British Art
Robert Peck
Senior Fellow and Curator of Art and Artifacts at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Picturing the Unimaginable
Alexis Rockman, Artist

Collaborating with the Museum of Natural History
Mark Dion, Artist

Taxonomy through Art
James Prosek
Artist and member of the YIBS External Advisory Board

Conservation and Art
Caroline Niemczyk
Independent Philanthropy Professional and member of the YIBS External Advisory Board

Art of the Field Guide
Kristof Zyskowski
Vertebrate Zoology Collections Manager, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Appreciating the Dynamism in Nature: Impressionistic Perspectives of Species and Landscapes
OS Schmitz
Director, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, and Professor, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Reception to follow.

Program sponsored by the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Lecture Series and the
Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies.

Open to: General public
Admission: Free
Contact Information: YIBS

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