Srdan Tunic on Mary Foley Benson
Srđan Tunić (M.A., ‘23) is the first guest speaker in the Pence Gallery’s Art History Lecture Series with his lecture “Plants, Insects and Art: Mary Foley Benson’s Scientific Illustrations”. Srđan’s talk stems from his internship at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.
His talk, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1-2 p.m via zoom, explores Mary Foley Benson, an entomological and botanical illustrator who worked for the USDA and the Smithsonian, and who spent the last decades of her life working in Davis as a commercial artist for UC. On the West Coast, UC Davis has the biggest collection of her artworks, most of which hasn’t been published yet.
This event is free to the public but registration is required. Register at www.pencegallery.org under Education > Programs > Talks & Lectures.