Posted: January 31, 2014
Connecting Human Progression and Reduction of Nature Through Art
Human progression comes at the cost to nature. Through drawing and collage, UBC Botanical Garden’s Artist in Residence, Dana Cromie explores his reaction to this happening in Remnants: A Visual Survey of Human Progress. This new visual art exhibition opens today at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
Posted: January 28, 2014
Posted: January 22, 2014
Blue Whales and Other Skeletons in My Closet
On February 1, Dr. Andrew Trites, an associate member of the UBC Department of Zoology will speak at The Art of Conservation, an evening of lectures, museum tours, and films organized by the BC/Yukon Region of The Explorers Club – Canadian Chapter. Dr. Trites' presentation is titled "Blue Whales and Other Skeletons in My Closet".
Posted: January 17, 2014
Guided by a crew of professional mariners and naturalists, Outer Shores Expeditions escorts small groups to explore, experience, and learn about the stunning wildlife and ancient cultures of coastal British Columbia. Check out the Outer Shores Expeditions website for details of the incredible trips they have planned. As a friend of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum you’ll receive 10% off any booked excursion when you mention the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
Posted: January 14, 2014
I recently came across two outstanding examples of the portrayal of fishes as a form of art. The first involves the truly spectacular photographs of Siamese fighting fish by Thai artist Visarute Angkatavanich. One of the most important morphological innovations in the evolution of fishes has been the development of their fins (dorsal, anal, pelvic, pectoral). These fins are crucial to how fishes swim and how they interact with one another and their environment.
Posted: December 30, 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, there are two big biodiversity-related issues in BC that are of particular interest to me: (i) the status ignotus of the Cohen Commission’s findings on Fraser River sockeye salmon, and (ii) the recent National Energy Board Joint Review Panel’s (JRP) decision on the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal.
Posted: December 22, 2013
Invisible Portraits, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum's current exhibition, is full of tiny organisms that usually go unseen. The black-and-white scanning electron micrographs are presented in ornate gilded frames, referencing the presentation style of academic portraiture, but with very unusual subjects imaged in a very high-tech method.
Posted: December 13, 2013
Posted: December 13, 2013