For Immediate Release 07/02/04:
CONTACT: JENNIFER KARSON (802) 656-0750
EXHIBITION HONORS PROLIFIC CAREER
OF BERND HEINRICH
This Fall, the Fleming Museum presents a suite of four exhibitions on the theme An Eye Toward Nature
. The exhibition described below is one of the four.
Bernd Heinrich: The Naturalist as Artist
August 31 - December 19, 2004
This exhibition is the first ever to document the prolific career of renowned field biologist Bernd Heinrich. A selection of his original drawings, photographs, field notes, and specimen collections reveals how different mediums of study have informed his research and writings. The exhibition places Heinrich's work in the context of his personal history - his father Gerd Heinrich was also a distinguished field biologist.
A professor emeritus of biology at the University of Vermont, Heinrich has written more than 12 books, whose subjects range from the social organization of bumblebees to the feeding habits of ravens. He was recently elected to membership in the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and also awarded the coveted John Burroughs Medal for his contributions to the field of naturalist writing. His most recent book, The Geese over Beaver Bog, like his earlier publications, is illustrated with drawings and photographs by the author that carefully document and sensitively render the natural world. As Heinrich has noted, "Drawing is a way for me to get reacquainted with my feelings for the subject."
Where: Fleming Museum,
61 Colchester Avenue, Burlington
When: August 31 - December 19, 2004
May 1 - Labor Day
Tuesday - Friday, noon - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 5 pm
Labor Day - April 30
Tuesday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 5 pm.
Closed Mondays and major holiday weekends.
Admission: $5 adults, $10 family, $3 students and seniors. Free to Museum members; UVM, Burlington College, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, and St. Michael's College faculty, staff, and students; and children 6 and under.
Contact: (802) 656-0750
Recorded: (802) 656-2090