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April 19, 2004

Selva Fría: Cold Jungle Photographs of the Chilean Temperate Rainforest

April 7 - May 16, 2004
Burke Museum

Seattle—Join the Burke in a photographic journey to the rain forests of southern Chile, with the new exhibit, Selva Fria: Cold Jungle, Photographs of the Chilean Temperate Rainforest. *The rich color photographs of Chilean photographer Mariana Matthews will be on display in the Burke Room April 7 - May 16, coinciding with Matthews' residency at the University of Washington. This presentation is co-sponsored by Washington/Chile Partners of the Americas and the Burke Museum.

The coastal forests and archipelagos of southern maritime Chile, including the mystical Isla Grande de Chilo are a biological and cultural counterpart to our own Pacific Northwest coast. Matthews' work addresses aspects of human history and exploitation of southern coastal Chiles environment.

The photographs capture the natural beauty and legacy of old growth forests, addressing the attention needed to assure conservation and restoration of this valuable environment. For the past several years Mathews has worked actively to offset the exploitation that has occurred increasingly in her homeland since the beginning of European intrusion.

The exhibit coincides with Matthews' month-long residency at the University of Washington. If you are interested in meeting the photographer, please contact Burke Museum Curator Jim Kenagy (kenagy@u.washington.edu). Dr. Kenagy is also involved in research on the southern rainforests of Chile.

Related Event:Lecture - Selva Fria: Cold Jungle
Thurs., April 15, 3:30 pm, Burke Room, Burke Museum Free with admission to the Burke Museum. See revised fees below. Photographs of the Chilean Temperate Rainforest at the Burke Museum: Photographer Mariana Matthews presents her works and discusses issues of human history and exploitation of the environment of southern coastal Chile -- an illustrated talk.

*Due to school group visits, there are limited viewing hours in the Burke Room between 10-2 weekdays. Call in advance to confirm viewing availability at 206-543-7907.

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New admission rates:
$8.00 adult (18-64), $6.50 senior (65+), $5 youth/students (w/ID), and FREE to children 4 and under. Admission is free to Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff, and to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Please call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.

The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on 1st Thursdays

The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on 1st Thursdays

The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on 1st Thursdays

The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on 1st Thursdays

The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on 1st Thursdays

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