Audubon Insectarium Wall 2 Ancient Life Mural by Karen Carr

Geologic period: Permian


Audubon Insectarium Wall 2 Ancient Life Mural

Audubon Insectarium will be the largest museum in the United States devoted to the 900,000+ known species of insects and their relatives. It will be an encounter with nature like no other featuring thousands of live insects, mounted specimens, interactive experiences and engaging exhibit interpreters.

Located in 23,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space in the U.S. Customs House in New Orleans Audubon Insectarium is a member of Audubon Nature Institute’s family of museums and parks dedicated to nature including Audubon Zoo, Audubon Park, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center and Audubon Wilderness Park.

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Client information:

Audubon Institute Insectarium
423 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Karen has delivered recent presentations for these institutions and groups:

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators at the College of William & Mary and at Montana State University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of North Texas
  • Dallas Paleontological Society


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Originally trained in the classical techniques of illustration and painting, Karen frequently speaks on the transition to a digital world, and on the challenges and benefits this transition poses for artists, clients and viewers. She conducts professional seminars on painting, illustration and digital image creation, and also offers specific programs tailored to the needs of professional groups or classroom instructors.

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