Mr. Loring will give a talk entitled The Penguin’s Egg. His talk will explore how objects that were collected by Charles Darwin, by 19th century Smithsonian naturalists in Alaska and the Arctic, and by members of Scott’s ill-fated Antarctica expedition, reflect as much on notions of humanity as they do on scientific discourse.
His presentation will take place in Brooks Hall where a collection of stonecut and stencil prints from the Arctic is now on display. This collection was previously exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Getting to Brooks Hall on UVA Campus: the Old Museum of Natural History, Brooks Hall is the familiar tall brick building located conveniently across from St. Paul’s Memorial Church and beside the Rotunda, with parking available on Elliewood Avenue behind Starbucks.