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Recreating our Past: The Art of Human Origins (Illustrated Lecture)

Is Free: 
Free; no advance reservation or ticket required.
March 14, 2011 - 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Location: Baird Auditorium, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution

Say hello to Sahelanthropus, the 7-million-year-old hominin who is introduced to the Smithsonian tonight! After his unveiling, he joins other hominin species in the Hall of Human Origins on the occasion of its 1-year anniversary. The Sahelanthropus reconstruction is the work of paleoartist John Gurche. He and fellow paleoartist Karen Carr recreated the remarkable two- and three-dimensional hominin landscapes and likenesses in the Hall of Human Origins.

In short illustrated presentations, Gurche and Carr share the science and techniques behind their work. They are then joined by Rick Potts, exhibition curator and director of the Museum of Natural History’s Human Origins Program, for additional discussion. The evening concludes with the unveiling of Sahelanthropus.

This event is ticketed; QUICK TIX CODE: 1J0-629. Please visit the Smithsonian Associates website to purchase tickets.

Ticket prices are $15 for Smithsonian Associate members and $25 for General Admission.

There are $12 tickets available for full-time students with valid IDs and docents in the Hall of Human Origins; please call 202-633-3030 to receive this rate.

illustration of a paleolithic era man making cave art