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Rosamond Purcell to Speak at April 2017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Photographer Rosamond Purcell's collection of objects from antlers to polar bears to antique figures
Rosamond Purcell
Event Date: April 10, 2017 - 4 p.m.
Event Type: Student Event
Location: University Hall, 4th Floor, Room 4160
Event Cost: Free

Rosamond Wolff Purcell will be the April speaker for the Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Rosamond Purcell is a leading American photographer whose strangely beautiful, often unsettling images of objects from the natural and man-made world have earned her international acclaim. Her abiding interest is the murky boundary between art and science, the mystery of decomposition and metamorphosis, and the universal human need to collect and classify. Death and decay figure prominently in her photographs and the objects she chooses exist in various states of preservation or decomposition, the results are certainly haunting, but too beautiful to be morbid.

Her talk will be held on Monday, April 10th at 4pm in University Hall, 4th Floor, Room 4160

Read a review of the film made about her work, “An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell,” from the the New York Times.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.