Madagascar Exhibit & Art Sale

Wednesday April 6th:  Madagascar Exhibit in the Anthropology Department with Art Items for Sale Featuring the World’s Most 25 Endangered Primates

A celebration of an exhibit on Madagascar in the Anthropology Department display case (Cramer Hall 141) will take place on Wednesday April 6th from 9 am till 4:30 pm.  Material on display includes 17th, 18th, and 19th century lithographs and prints depicting lemurs.  One of these is among the earliest illustrations of lemurs known in Europe and the West.  Also on display are, contemporary Malagasy textiles, artwork, and agricultural products, skeletal material of living lemurs, a real fossil bone of Madagascar’s legendary elephant bird (!), and beautifully illustrated natural history books for children by the late Alison Jolly,doyenne of lemur studies since 1960.  The exhibit celebration will be accompanied by the sale of T-shirts, notecards and other items embellished with the work of Vietnamese artist Van Hoang Doa.  Van Hoang Doa’s beautiful natural history paintings of primates from around the world were selected to illustrate the 25 Most Endangered Primates identified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for 2014-1016.  Proceeds of the art sale will go toward supporting Portland State graduate student field projects in Madagascar.  Cash or check payments accepted (we cannot process credit cards).  Every purchase will include a complementary culinary Madagascar vanilla bean.  Come learn about the Indian Ocean Island’s culture and wildlife!  And about the World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates.  See you on April 6th!

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