Bell Museum Events
Events and exhibits at the Bell Museum of Natural History.
Registration Available through August 13, 2010
Sign up a kid you know for the museum’s popular summer science camps for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade completed.
Through September 5
This unique pairing of exhibits showcase nature-inspired art across the generations and the decades from the self-taught 20th-century artist Francis Lee Jaques to contemporary interpretations by three Minneapolis College of Art and Design graduates.
Through September 12
“Flights of Fancy” explores the historical and contemporary use of feathers in western fashion. In addition to wearable art from the University’s Goldstein Museum collections, the exhibit also features bird study skins, mounts and prints from the Bell Museum, including a hand-colored engraving of a Louisiana heron by John James Audubon and an oil painting of ring-necked pheasants by Richard Bishop.
Thursday, July 29, Noon
Join us for a guided exhibit tour and learn about the life, times and legacy of one of Minnesota’s most important artists from curator of exhibits and resident Jaques expert Don Luce. Luce is author of “Francis Lee Jaques: Artist-Naturalist” and has curated numerous exhibitions of Jaques’ work, some of which have traveled nationally.
Sunday, August 29, 2 p.m.
Curator of exhibits Don Luce leads a guided tour and discussion of the important role Jaques played in the intersection of art, science and conservation. Learn about the life, times and legacy of one of Minnesota’s most important artists and the role he played in the intersection of art, science and conservation.
Sunday, July 18, 2 to 4:30 p.m..
With old growth trees dating back 120 to 400 years, Wood Rill in Orono is a glimpse of Minnesota’s 19th century woodlands. Habitats here range from upland and lowland forests to wet meadows, wetlands, a lake, ponds and tamarack bogs. There’s no better guide than professor emeritus Ed Cushing of the University’s department of ecology, evolution and behavior, whose command of the lore of Minnesota ecology is matched only by his skills and enthusiasm as a tour leader.
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