Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 14:31

Thursdays in March offers engaging presentations.

Book signing and reception after the talks.

Tonight -- Maria Sibylla Merian
Thursday, March 14 , 7:30 p.m.

Kim Todd on 17th-Century
Artist and Naturalist
Maria Sibylla Merian

Three hundred years ago, a fifty-two-year-old German woman set sail on a solo scientific expedition to South America to study insect metamorphosis. She could not have imagined the routine magic that scientists perform today--but her absolute insistence on studying insects in their natural habitats was so far ahead of its time that it is only now coming back into favor.
In celebration of women's history month--and art and nature--author Kim Todd joins us to discuss the remarkable life of Maria Sibylla Merian.

"This lovely and thoughtful book sets Maria Merian's
work in its natural context, restoring its true meaning
and the reputation she deserves."
--Andrea Barrett, author of
The Voyage of the Narwhal

Cost per lecture $10 adults; $7 seniors & students; members free
Registration requested 718.885.1461,

Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop

Saturday, March 16 Psyanky Egg Decorating

11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Learn the time-honored art of creating these intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs and make your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop. Hot wax and permanent dyes used; please dress accordingly.

Recommended for mature 14-year-olds and up. Please bring a bag lunch, only light refreshments offered.

Cost $15 adults; members $10
Registration required 718.885.1461,