Gallery Talk with Laura Cunningham

Sunday Apr 14 2019   2:00 PM
Bolinas Museum  48 Wharf Rd, Bolinas, CA  map

Join biologist, artist, and author Laura Cunningham as she shares her thirty years of research, methodology, and adventures exploring California’s history and prehistory that culminated in her book A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California. Cunningham was trained in paleontology at University of California, Berkeley, and natural science illustration at University of California, Santa Cruz. Her training led to creative projects for natural history museums, a career in the field of wildlife biology working for the United States Geological Survey Biological Resource Division.

Free and open to the public; click here for more info.

Laura CunninghamLaura Cunningham, an artist and naturalist, studied paleontology and biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked at various field biology jobs for the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other organizations, getting to know such species as the Owens Valley pupfish, the southern California steelhead trout, the Yosemite toad, and the Panamint alligator lizard. Simultaneously, she has been studying and painting California’s historic and living wildlife, flora, and unique landscapes. She lives near Death Valley National Park, where she cofounded the group Basin and Range Watch to explore the historical ecology of the desert ecosystems of California and Nevada, and to protect them. Visit her blog at

Photo by Kevin Emmerich