Hi Everyone -
Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free
Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures,
entitled "The Wildlife Art of Bob Hines" on Tuesday, March 20th from 1:00 -
1:45 pm in the Department of the Interior Library.
Bob Hines, a gifted self-taught artist, found his calling during the
darkness of the Great Depression, turning to art as a means of sharing the
richness in nature’s beauty. His career brought him from designing the
1946 Federal Duck Stamp, to joining the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
where he earned the nickname of “Mr. Duck Stamp Contest,” managing the
competition for over thirty years. He was officially designated as the
National Wildlife Artist for the Fish and Wildlife Service, the only person
to ever hold that distinction. His collaboration with Rachel Carson as
well as other luminaries placed him on the cusp of the environmental
movement in the United States.
Please join Hines biographer John Juriga, author of Bob Hines: National
Wildlife Artist, for a look at the life and career of Bob Hines in
commemoration of the centennial of his birth. Dr. Juriga was guest curator
for two major exhibits at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury:
“Witness for Nature: The World of Rachel Carson” (1999), and “Bob Hines:
National Wildlife Artist” (2003). In 2009, the Heritage Committee of the
Fish and Wildlife Service presented its Heritage Award to Dr. Juriga for
his scholarship on Bob Hines.
All that are interested are invited. The DOI Library is located in the
Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in
Washington. Space is limited so please contact the Library by phone at
(202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask] to let us know you will be
coming. For more information about future DOI Library Park Ranger
Speaker Series programs, we encourage you to visit our new Park Ranger
Speaker Series website at http://www.doi.gov/library/programs/speaker.cfm.
We hope to see you on March 20th!
U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
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Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773