Natural History on the Big Screen: The Bearded Lady Project
Natural History on the Big Screen: The Bearded Lady Project
WhenMonday, December 16, 2019, 6:45 – 8:30 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Films, Lectures & Discussions
SponsorNatural History Museum
VenueNatural History Museum
Event LocationGround Floor, Enter from Constitution Ave.
CostFree, but reservations are requested. Please click the "Get Tickets" link to reserve your seats.
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AccessibilityWheelchair accessible

The Bearded Lady Project is a documentary film and photographic project celebrating the work of female paleontologists and highlighting the challenges and obstacles they face. Join us for a screening followed by a Q&A discussion exploring art as social commentary and the journey of women in paleontology. The conversation will be moderated by Leslie Ureña, Associate Curator of Photographs at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

This program is part of the Challenging the Face of Science series offered in conjunction with our display of The Bearded Lady Project exhibition, on view November 14, 2019 through April 2020.

Featured Speakers:

  • Kay Behrensmeyer, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at NMNH, featured in The Bearded Lady Project
  • Lexi Jamieson Marsh, Co-founder of The Bearded Lady Project and director of the film
  • Laura Soul, Paleontologist at NMNH
  • Denise Su, Curator of Paleobotany and Paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, featured in The Bearded Lady Project

Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail This event is wheelchair accessible.

Image credit: Kelsey Vance

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