[Blueboard] ARTSPEAK: "Linnaeus and the Rara avis Phenomenon"

Ramon E.S. Lerma rlerma at ateneo.edu
Mon Jan 22 10:39:04 PHT 2007

                        The Ateneo Art Gallery

                         in association with

                   the Embassy of Sweden in Manila

              and the Fine Arts Program, The Loyola Schools

             warmly invites you to a stimulating afternoon of


                          with Mariano Akerman

                 "Linnaeus and the Rara avis Phenomenon"

                      on Wednesday, 24 January 2007

                             4.30 - 6.30 pm

                    Main Gallery, Ateneo Art Gallery

This special ArtSpeak lecture has been especially conceived by Mariano
Akerman for the Embassy of Sweden in Manila in celebration of the
Linnaeus Tercentenary in the Philippines. It forms part of a series of
lectures delivered in leading educational institutions in the Philippines
that show the renowned Swedish biologist's contribution to systematic

Situated at the intersection of science and art, the lecture also
coincides with the exhibition "Flora: Beauty, Desire and Death," curated
by Fr. Rene Javellana, SJ, Director of the Fine Arts Program, The Loyola
Schools, Ateneo de Manila University, which honors the memory of the
Jesuit botanist Bro. Josef Kamel, SJ, after whom Linnaeus named the

Admission is free and open to the public. To book a seat or to receive
further information about this ArtSpeak lecture, please contact Joel de
Leon at +632 426 6001, ext 4160.

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