PROGRAM: Peggy McNamara, “Evolution of the Artist in Residence at the Field Museum.”

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Peggy Mcnamara was an Art History major with little scientific experience.  Circumstances brought her to the Field Museum in her mid-to-late 20s. She came every day and drew from the exhibits, eventually landing in birds.  Birds charmed her.  Her subject matter evolved from birds in museum cases into birds in their habitat, then birds migrating and birds nesting, and on and on.  She published four books with the University of Chicago Press.  She will tell the rest of her story during her program.