Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dec 5: The Art and Science of "OUTBREAK: Plagues that Changed History"

The Art and Science of "OUTBREAK: Plagues that Changed History"
with the artist Bryn Barnard

When: Saturday, December 5, 2009, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Feel free to drop in; no reservations required.)

What: Bryn Barnard, author and artist of "OUTBREAK," will host three exciting programs on Saturday, December 5, 2009, including an illustration workshop and a special session aimed at younger audiences. Free, open to the public, no reservations required. See the schedule below for more details. Questions? Call (202) 782-2673 or email

Schedule: (Come for one program, or stay for the whole day!):
10:00 a.m.: Writing and Illustrating Demonstration: Bryn Barnard will explain how he combined history, science, and art to create “OUTBREAK.” Listen as he reveals how he evolved as an illustrator working on projects as wide-ranging as illustrations for science-fiction paperbacks to working for National Geographic and eventually to writing and illustrating his own non-fiction science history books. Barnard will discuss the writing and illustration process, from researching topics through the important editorial stage, and finally discuss the place of the illustrator in the world of writing.

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Book Signing (limited quantity of books available for sale in the Museum gift shop)

1:00 p.m.: “OUTBREAK: Plagues That Changed History”—Join Bryn Barnard for a discussion about several diseases represented in his book, including the plague, cholera, tuberculosis, and toxoplasmosis.

2:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Book Signing and Coffee Break with the Artist

3:00 p.m.: Family Program: Children will enjoy this special presentation on illustrating science books, including a demonstration by the artist! Presentation will be followed by a book signing.



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