Lee and Florence Jaques in the Boundary Waters
Date: August 28, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Don Luce, is a retired curator of exhibits at the Bell Museum. During his career of more than forty years, he developed most of the museum’s temporary exhibitions and initiated the museum’s traveling exhibitions program that circulated shows to venues throughout Minnesota and nationwide. An accomplished artist and scientific illustrator, he developed and expanded the museum’s natural history art collection and related public programs. He is an authority on the history of dioramas and on the life and work of renowned diorama artist Francis Lee Jaques. He played a key role in the conception and design of Minnesota Journeys, the new museum’s permanent exhibit gallery.
The artist/author couple Lee and Florence Jaques published some of the first books to describe the experience of visiting the Boundary Waters by canoe and dogsled. This illustrated lecture will discuss the accomplishments and legacy of Lee and Florence with particular reference to their experiences on the Gunflint Trail.
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