Art & Ideas: A Bird's Eye View on Art & Extinction
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Talk: 7 – 8:30 pm
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
Pigeon-less Pie Dinner: 8:30 pm
FRANK, Art Gallery of Ontario
Talk: Public $12 | Members $10 | Students $8
Talk & Pigeon-less Pie Dinner: Public $110 | Members $100
Artist in Residence Sara Angelucci; writer and historian Matthew Brower, Mark Peck, Royal Ontario Museum Ornithology Technician; and Bridget Stutchbury, author and Professor of Ornithology at York University, will gather to discuss the extinction and endangerment of North American birds as well as art and society’s relationship with the natural environment. Moderated by AGO curator of Canadian Art, Andrew Hunter.
The discussion will be followed by a three-course meal served in FRANK restaurant, specially prepared by executive chef Jeff Dueck in consultation with Sara Angelucci. The main dish features a vegetarian, “pigeon-less" pie in honour of the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. The Passenger Pigeon, formerly one of the most abundant birds in North America, was pushed to extinction in 1914 due to habitat destruction and over hunting.