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Museum Members: Free General Admission: $12 Seniors (60+), Students (18+ w/ID), Active Military & Groups (10 or more): $9 Youth (7-17): $6 Children (6 & under): Free

Super Saturday Family Days Not-so-stilled Life February 22, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

February 22 – May 18, 2014

Prices include admission to both special exhibitions and the museum’s permanent collection. A $1 Historic Preservation Fee will be added to all ticket sale transactions.

EXHIBITION SPONSORS PATRON SPONSOR DP&L Foundation SUPPORTING SPONSORS The Miami Valley School Miller-Valentine Group Square One Salon and Spa Tridec Technologies, LLC

The Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life Lecture Series is supported by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds projects that enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation for the humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the programs do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, or of the Ohio Humanities Council.

Get the most from your visit to the exhibitions with a docent-led tour. Special exhibition tours are available for individuals, groups and schools. Contact Group Sales and Tour Coordinator Donna Young at 937-512-0152 or

Scientific Illustration with the Boonshoft March 8, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Kinetic Sculpture Workshop March 4, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Object in Focus Gallery Talks March 6 & May 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pub Science Night at Leo Bistro March 11, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Behind the Scenes at the Boonshoft April 5, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Still-Life Painting Master Class April 12, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Poetry & The Stilled Life May 6, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit our website or call the museum at 937-223-4ART (4278).

GALLERY HOURS Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, noon – 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays & major holidays THE DAYTON ART INSTITUTE 456 Belmonte Park North Dayton, Ohio 45405 937-223-4ART (4278) COVER IMAGE: Isabella Kirkland, Descendant, 1999, oil paint, alkyd on panel, 48” x 36”, Courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc., New York INNER SPREAD IMAGES LEFT TO RIGHT: Isabella Kirkland, Phosphorescent Mice (Study for Nova Series) (detail), 2005, oil paint on wood panel, 10.745” x 13.75”, Courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc., New York John Alexander (American, born 1946), Goldilock’s Delight (detail), 1998, Oil on canvas, 42” x 32” (106.7 x 81.3 cm), Museum purchase with funds provided by the James F. Dicke Family, 1999.129

ISABELLA KIRKLAND: STILLED LIFE February 22 – May 18, 2014

COMPANION LECTURE SERIES The Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life Lecture Series will examine the fascinating overlap of science, history and art. Lectures are free for students and museum members, and included in museum or special exhibition admission for non-members. Lectures are held in the museum’s NCR Renaissance Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, February 20, 6:30 p.m. Artist Lecture Artist Isabella Kirkland will discuss her paintings and her process for creating them. Saturday, March 1, 3:00 p.m. Dutch Still-Life Painting of the Golden Age Dr. George Keyes will discuss the Golden Age of 17th-century Dutch still-life painting and the impact of global trade on the arts.



Rendered in the crystalline clarity of 17th-century Dutch still-life painters, contemporary artist Isabella Kirkland’s portraits of flora and fauna present a dazzling array of detail that straddles art history, scientific illustration and natural history. Shown together for the first time, this exhibition features more than 50 of Kirkland’s works, as well as a host of preparatory drawings and studies in a variety of media. With their luscious colors and high-gloss finishes, some of which took over a year to create, these elaborate paintings celebrate decorative beauty, while at the same time delivering an arresting and timely narrative about environmental change.

In conjunction with Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life, The Dayton Art Institute will present more than 30 works from its permanent collection, featuring nature in bloom. From floral still lifes to garden delights, the representation of nature’s bounty as an independent genre has flourished since the early 1600s and remains a popular subject for artists today. This exhibition will present some of the museum’s finest examples, as well as some lesser known works, to highlight and explore this popular genre.


For more information about both exhibitions, visit

Saturday, March 15, 3:00 p.m. Isabella Kirkland: Transforming Perception Dr. Elaine Miller will discuss contemporary art and how artists play a role in affecting our perception of nature and culture. Saturday, April 12, 3:00 p.m. Gathering Nature in a Time of Extinction: Isabella Kirkland’s Ecological Art Dr. Scott Hess will explore Kirkland’s paintings in relation to the development of natural history, collecting and environmental movements of the past two centuries. Saturday, April 26, 3:00 p.m. Bio-Diversity and Isabella Kirkland Dr. Ryan McEwan will discuss bio-diversity and the effect of climate change on species and human society. This lecture will be held at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery; free with Boonshoft Museum admission.

Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life Exhibition Brochure  
Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life Exhibition Brochure  

Rendered in the crystalline clarity of 17th-century Dutch still-life painters, contemporary artist Isabella Kirkland’s portraits of flora an...