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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Date: Aug 27, 2013 7:33 PM
Subject: RE: An Invitation to an Extraordinary Lecture
To: "Graham Arader" <grahamarader@gmail.com>

Dear Graham,

Thank you for your kind invitation. I have already signaled my intent to be in the audience and am very much looking forward to the occasion. On behalf of all of us here at the University of South Carolina, and particularly those of us who work with University Libraries, let me extend our gratitude for all you are doing to build the natural history collections of this flagship institution and to promote their appreciation and use in the curriculum. No doubt Professor Lipscomb will be yet another of the treasures you have so generously shared with us.

Again, my thanks. It is always good to hear from you.

Best regards,


Henry G. Fulmer, Director
South Caroliniana Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
803-777-5747 (fax)

From: Graham Arader [grahamarader@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:13 PM
Subject: An Invitation to an Extraordinary Lecture

Dear Henry,
     Hope this note finds you well and enjoying summer.  
     Am writing to invite you to a wonderful lecture given by Barney Lipscomb, the Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany at the BRIT (Botanical Research Institute Texas) to be held on September 5th at the University of South Carolina in the Ernest Hollings Special Collections in Columbia, SC.  Lipscomb, renowned for his award-winning and unusual approach to bringing the science of botanical taxomony to the non-scientist 'will present his lecture Art and Science: A Botanist's Eye: Redouté and the Art of Floral Illustration Thursday evening at 5:30 pm.  Lipscomb's presentation is a very lively look at the history and evolution of art and botanical science from the first century AD through the life of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, one of the greatest botanical illustrators and flower painters of all time, complete with slide-show and musical score.  
     Professor Lipscomb's pioneering efforts to bring the art of natural history into the classrooms of America is a cause very close to my heart, as I just donated an extraordinarily fine and comprehensive collection of works of art that reflect the history of the discovery of the natural world, and how that knowledge was brought from the new to the old world, to the University of South Carolina students studying subjects from art history to environmental science, a donation valued at $30,000,000.  Attached please find a copy of the University of South Carolina press release discussing this gift and the remarkable curriculum at the University of South Carolina.
     Hope you will be able to attend this remarkable and inspiring talk.  Please RSVP to 
212.628.3668 or 803.576.6016 if you are able to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Best Regards,


Graham Arader
1016 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075
(703) 627-0275
www.aradernyc.com www.aradergalleries.com
Click Here to View More on Natural History Treasures going to USC

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