Susan Middleton & Friends in The Green Room
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 from two of her acclaimed books: first, a look at the wondrous realm of marine invertebrates, “the little things that run the world” as her book Spineless puts it. Then, a journey into the world of rare Hawaiian flora and fauna, highlighting William Merwin’s eloquent foreword to the book Remains of a Rainbow. This awe-inspiring visual storytelling presentation will be followed by an on-stage conversation between Middleton and one of Hawai‘i's most celebrated botanists and endangered species protection experts, Steve Perlman, who was instrumental as Middleton's guide during the making of Remains of a Rainbow. Book signing with no-host bar 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.