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BMO All Day Sunday
March 30, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Natural History featuring The Bug Room
Nature has always held an interest for artists; visit our current exhibitions Flora and Fauna: 400 years of artists inspired by nature and Thomas Bewick: Imagination Field Guide to discover why! Investigate how artists from the past and present respond to the natural world by making observations in the Gallery and drawing the specimens that you see. Create an artwork using only texture and construct a sculpture using everyday objects.
Also featuring: Bug Room at the AGA!
Pete “the Bug Guy” Heule will be showing off some specimens from the Royal Alberta Museum’s Invertebrate Zoology Collection. Preparing specimens involves some special equipment, an understanding of anatomy and a great deal of patience. Come see native and exotic species of insects and other invertebrates and how they are preserved for research, teaching and display. There will even be a live specimen or two to meet!
Presented in partnership between the Royal Alberta Museum and the Art Gallery of Alberta.