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Science through Art: Birds of a Feather Working Together

Science through Art: Birds of a Feather Working Together

with Vertebrate Zoology Collection Manager Molly Hagemann and artist Laurie Sumiye

Thursday, September 19, 2019

6:00–7:30 pm 

Atherton Hālau                

General: $10 

Members receive 10% off

The Natural History collections at Bishop Museum are an invaluable resource for artists who interpret scientific specimens differently than scientists do. Hear from the Museum’s Molly Hagemann and artist Laurie Sumiye about how a mutual love of birds developed into a friendship and a professional collaboration involving the Museum’s Avian Collection. Laurie created molds from the albatross eggs in the Museum collections and then fashioned resin eggs filled with marine debris to illustrate the impact of plastic on North Pacific albatross populations. This art installation, Laysan 1902, is now on display in the Science Adventure Center. The next collaborative project is a documentary film on the palila, a critically endangered honeycreeper.

These stories increase public awareness and help preserve Hawaiʻi’s dwindling biodiversity.

This program is coordinated by the Bishop Museum Education Department to celebrate the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

Speakers Bio:

 

Laurie Sumiye is a Hawaiʻi-born environmental artist, animator, and filmmaker who investigates tensions between humans and nature. Her artwork has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Hawaiʻi, the UK, South Africa, and Brazil. She has won awards for her short animated documentaries, Struggle for Existence, a live-action film about endangered Hawaiian birds, and Of Memory & Los Sures, an oral history of a Latino neighborhood in Brooklyn. Laurie is an assistant professor of Film & Transmedia at the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaiʻi—West Oahu.

 

 

Molly Hagemann is the Vertebrate Zoology collections manager at Bishop Museum. Her role at the Museum can best be described as a “librarian of vertebrate animals.” She facilitates access to the Vertebrate Collection by researchers, students, and artists through in-house visits, loans, and online data. Before moving to Hawaiʻi in 2010, Molly worked at the Texas Memorial Museum, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, and the Burke Museum in Seattle.

Date

Sep 19 2019

Time

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost

$10.00

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Atherton Hālau

Location

Atherton Hālau
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

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Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
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