Lecture & Membership Celebration

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Presented by Kalamazoo Art League at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI

Oct 10 2018
Lecture & Membership Celebration

Explore the intersection of art & forensic science with Smithsonian American Art Museum conservator; followed by refreshments and live music.

Exquisitely detailed miniature crime scenes designed 70 years ago to “convict the guilty, clear the innocent, and find the truth in a nutshell” are still used to train today’s homicide investigators. Smithsonian conservator Ariel O’Connor will discuss the Nutshell Studies’ history and the fascinating parallels between art conservation and forensic science.


Free – Art League members

$10 – KIA members

$12- non members

$3 – students with current ID

Contact: 269 585-9296

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Refreshments, lively conversation, and live music follow the lecture.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Ariel O'Connor carefully restoring one of the Nutshell Studies


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