Out of the Teeming Sea The Cornell Collection of Blaschka Sea Life Sculptures
Presented by: Drew Harvell
Date: June 11, 2010
Cornell University is one of a handful of academic institutions in the world with an extensive collection of glass invertebrates created by renowned 19th century glass artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka (of Harvard Glass Flowers fame). Drew Harvell, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and marine biologist, leads the curation and restoration of this extraordinary collection. In this reunion lecture at Mann Library in June 2010, Dr. Harvell describes the importance of the Blaschkas’ work to the 19th and early 20th century study of ocean biology through a slide show of the Blaschka's glass pieces and rarely seen watercolors, highlighting current efforts to restore the exquisite Blaschka sea life sculptures for permanent display at Mann Library and Corson Mudd Hall on the Cornell campus.
A video of this lecture is also viewable on Mann Library's Youtube channel.