Mallard Egg Research Testing Potential Chemical Contraceptives Designed to Manage Overabundant Canada Goose Populations. National Wildlife Research Center. Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Joann Brennan, Mallard Egg Research Testing Potential Chemical Contraceptives Designed to Manage Overabundant Canada Goose Populations. National Wildlife Research Center. Fort Collins, Colorado, 2000, chromogenic print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2000, Joann Brennan, Museum purchase made possible by Mrs. Alexander Hamilton Rice, 2010.67

Exhibition Label
In her Managing Eden series, Joann Brennan grappled with the question of how we sustain wildness in a human world. Here, Brennan captured the work of scientists attempting to control Canada goose populations. Canada geese have become a threat to public health in suburban areas where green spaces and artificial waterways offer ideal habitats. Brennan’s image considers the necessity of human intervention to maintain the balance between human needs and those of avian populations.


The Singing & the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, 2014
Title
Mallard Egg Research Testing Potential Chemical Contraceptives Designed to Manage Overabundant Canada Goose Populations. National Wildlife Research Center. Fort Collins, Colorado
Artist
Date
2000
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by Mrs. Alexander Hamilton Rice

Mediums Description
chromogenic print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bird – duck
  • Figure – fragment – hand
  • Object – foodstuff – egg
Object Number
2010.67
Palette
Linked Open Data
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