Lost Anatomies

Lost Anatomies--an Evening with Paleo-artist John Gurche

March 8, 2019 | 6:30 pm
Museum of the Earth

Doors open at 6:30 with refreshments and art activities, followed by a presentation by the author at 7pm

Tickets: Members: $12, Non-Members: $18
Advance registration required—no tickets will be available on the day of the event.

Come join us for a evening with PRI’s artist-in-residence John Gurche, who will give a presentation on his new book Lost Anatomies, the Evolution of the Human Form. Included in the evening will be art activities, refreshments, and a book signing. Copies of the new book will be available for sale.

John Gurche’s latest book, Lost Anatomies, the Evolution of the Human Form, is an exploration of the evolution of the human form, and features over 200 drawings and paintings. Each of four taxonomically divided sections is introduced by an anthropologist with expertise with that group. There is a foreword by Meave Leakey.

Gurche’s illustrations have been featured in twelve issues of National Geographic Magazine, including four covers. His work can be seen in the Smithsonian Institution, the American Museum of Natural History, Chicago’s Field Museum and other museums around the world, from the Republic of Georgia to South Africa. His art has appeared on US postage stamps, and he was hired by Stephen Spielberg to create pre-production drawings for the movie Jurassic Park.

Gurche’s previous book Shaping Humanity; How Science, Art and Imagination Help Us Understand our Origins, was published by Yale University Press in 2013. It looks at the science and art behind his creation of fifteen sculptures for the Smithsonian’s new Hall of Human Origins, which opened in 2010.