Monday, April 5, 2010

This Wednesday - Stuffed at the Wagner Free Institute of Science

My Fleisher Art Memorial Animal Sculpture class has their work in a show at the Wagner Free Institute of Science this Wednesday, April 7! Please come out for the lecture and check out the show! And if you have never been to the Wagner you don't know what you are missing!!!

A History of Taxidermy
Wedensday, April 7th, 2010

Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 W. Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19121

The Wagner Free Institute of Science presents “A History of Taxidermy,” an illustrated presentation by Dr. Pat Morris, retired London University professor and taxidermy historian.

Dr. Morris will explain why people find taxidermy to be so interesting, tracing the history of taxidermy from its roots as a business in the 19th century, while exploring the diverse and amusing uses of this preservation technique. This includes major museum exhibits, stuffed pets, hunting trophies, animal furniture, and squirrels playing cards.

In conjunction with the lecture, there will be an exhibition of work created by Animal Sculpture students from the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial on display in the museum.

Come early to explore the Wagner’s historic building and unparalleled collections. Dr. Morris will speak on Wednesday, April 7th, at 5:30 PM. The museum will stay open late (4-7 PM) for this event.

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