Tonight on Inquiry we talk with LISA CROSSMAN, Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum. Joining her in the studio is artist LISA BARTHELSON. Together they will be talking about the wild and colorful new exhibition at FAM: PLASTIC IMAGINATION, a show of artists who have embraced plastics as their material of choice. This exhibition is on view at FAM till January 15, 2017. For more information, go to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a long time it has always been assumed that birds are, well….”bird brained”. Birds have small brains and it has been assumed that they are therefore not anywhere near as intelligent as mammals. But in the last several decades, researchers have begun to discover that birds like the New Caledonian Crow (shown), the California Scrub Jay and even the lowly House Sparrow can be creative, solve complex problems and are quite smart. Learn why tonight on Inquiry we talk with science and natural history writer JENNIFER ACKERMAN about her brilliant new book THE GENIUS OF BIRDS.