Be Kind to Animals: An Afternoon of Humane History & Merriment

Be Kind to Animals:
A Convivial Afternoon of Humane History & Merriment

Presented by the National Museum of Animals & Society (NMAS)

Featuring A Visual Presentation on the History of Humane Education
with Dr. Keri Cronin of Brock University (Canada!)

Temporary Exhibits
Arts & Crafts Maker Stations
Food & Refreshments
& Much More Banter!

Saturday, July 6th
@ The Velaslavasay Panorama
1122 West 24th Street, Los Angeles, CA

2 - 4:30 pm; Suggested donation $13-$15

Space is limited.
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About the Event

Join us for this truly one-of-a-kind event and learn about our history of educating children (and adults!) about animals in need. Enjoy a temporary exhibition featuring the museum’s collection of humane education artifacts, make arts & crafts that help animals, explore the Panorama’s exhibits and garden, munch on vegan treats, and partake in a special presentation by Dr. Keri Cronin, curator of the museum’s exhibit, “Be Kind: A Visual History of Humane Education, 1880 – 1945” . Dr. Cronin’s lecture will focus on the importance of the visual in animal advocacy and showcase some truly stunning examples from the 18th – 20th centuries. The event will also showcase what humane education looks like today.

About Dr. Keri Cronin

Keri Cronin is an Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Brock University. She is also a faculty affiliate in Brock's Social Justice & Equity Studies graduate program and the editor of The Brock Review. She is the author of Manufacturing National Park Nature: Photography, Ecology and the Wilderness Industry of Jasper (UBC Press, 2011) and the co-editor of Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture & Activism in Canada (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011). Her current research is an exploration of how early animal welfare activists incorporated art and visual culture in their campaigns.

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