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Weeknights at the Wagner

The Institute will present five evening lectures this year as part of the Weeknights at the Wagner lecture series. Distinguished scientists and scholars explore current topics in science, history, and art as well as topics that connect to the Institute's history and its museum collection.

Lectures begin at 6:00 PM. The museum will be open for viewing before the lecture.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

Organizing Nature: Joseph Leidy and the Design

of the Wagner Free Institute of Science

An Illustrated Lecture by SUSAN GLASSMAN

Director of the Wagner Free Institute of Science

Lecture at 6:00 PM

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014

Diagnosis, Madness: The Photographic Physiognomy of Hugh Welch Diamond

An Illustrated Lecture by DR. SHARRONA PEARL

University of Pennsylvania

Lecture at 6:00 PM

 

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Outside Perspectives: Adventures with Guest Curators

With special guests Joanna Ebenstein, Founder and Creative Director of Morbid Anatomy

and Evan Michelson, co-owner of Obscura Antiques and star of the show Oddities.

Lecture at 6:00 PM

Member Reception 7:00-8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

Putting the X and Y in SEXY:

How chromosomal genes turn us into boys, girls, and sometimes a bit of both

An Illustrated Lecture by DR. SCOTT GILBERT

Swarthmore College

Lecture at 6:00 PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014

Instruments and Order: In Search of “Nature Music”

An Illustrated Lecture by DR. EMILY DOLAN

University of Pennsylvania

Lecture at 6:00 PM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013

Running on Water and Other Secrets of Animal Locomotion

An Illustrated Lecture by DR. TONIA HSIEH

Temple University

Lecture at 6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013

Preserving the Final Moment:

A Brief History of Embalming in America

An Illustrated Lecture by ANNA DHODY

Curator, Mütter Museum

Lecture at 6:00 PM