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The Enduring Allure of Seashells: Conchology and Art

Geerat Vermeij, UC Davis

October 19, 2017 · 5:30 pm7:30 pm · 101 McCormick Hall

Princeton University Art Museum and the Council of Science and Technology

The panel considers the complex shapes, evolutionary adaptations, and symbolic functions of seashells used in art of the ancient Americas.

Speakers are Geerat Vermeij, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis; Bryan Just, Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer in the Art of Ancient Americas; Andrew Hamilton, Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows; and Veronica White, Curator of Academic Programs. Catherine Rihiimaki, Associate Director of Princeton’s Council on Science and Technology, will moderate.

Cosponsored by the Council on Science and Technology. A reception in the Museum will follow.

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