Since our very first moments on Earth, mankind has been compelled to make images of the curious beasts around us—whether as sources of food, danger, wonder, power, scientific significance, or companionship. Animal: Exploring the Zoological World presents 300 works of art selected by an international panel of experts along with context by Harvard Zoologist Dr. James Hanken. Join Dr. Hanken for a book talk about themes that connect animal art across vast expanses of time and space.
James Hanken is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Director of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. He has authored more than 120 scientific publications and edited four books, and he is an accomplished nature and scientific photographer. His photographs appear in several books, field guides, and magazines, including Natural History, Geo, Audubon, National Geographic World, and Playboy.
This talk is part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.