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Artful Nature and the Legacy of Maria Sibylla Merian
August 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely
Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
Curated by Emily Roush ’21 and Shannon Zeltmann ’21 under the direction of Prof. Felicia Else and Prof. Kay Etheridge
September 4 – November 12, 2019
Opening Reception: September 4, 5-7 pm
Gallery Talk with Emily Roush ’21 and Shannon Zeltmann ’21: September 27, noon
Gallery Talk with Prof. Kay Etheridge: October 4, noon
Original eighteenth-century prints by German naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) as well as those by her followers—including Carolus Linnaeus, Christiaan Sepp, and others—are featured in this exhibition curated by Gettysburg College students Emily Roush ’21 and Shannon Zeltmann ’21 under the direction of Prof. Felicia Else and Prof. Kay Etheridge. These intricate, accurate, and compellingly beautiful compositions reflect the artists’ and scientists’ extensive travels, dedication to scientific inquiry, and a thorough, innovative understanding of ecological frameworks. This exhibition is made possible by a generous gift by Bruce and Betsy Stefany and loans from Professor Kay Etheridge.