The Green Room with Susan Middleton
Tuesday Aug 21 07:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $15.00
General Admission: $20.00
About the Lecture:
Made possible with the support of Halekulani Hotel.
In this special co-presentation with The Merwin Conservancy as part of their Green Room literary and environmental salon series, artist and author Susan Middleton will present portraits of rare Hawai`ian flora and fauna, highlighting William Merwin’s eloquent foreword to the book Remains of a Rainbow. The presentation will be followed by a look at the wondrous realm of marine invertebrates, “the little things that run the world” as her book Spineless puts it. Reception with refreshments and book signing to follow.
Susan Middleton is an acclaimed photographer, author, lecturer and Guggenheim fellow. Blending art and science, she specializes in the portraiture of rare and endangered animals, plants, sites and cultures; she has worked extensively with National Geographic and currently serves as Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences. Middleton’s photograph of the plastic stomach contents of a young albatross was selected by National Geographic as one of the “50 Best Photographs” published in their 125-year-old history. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art and the National Academy of Sciences. She lives in San Francisco.