Speakers & Issues Series

Akin Auditorium

Scheduled Presentations


Amanda sculpting a clay face over a skull.

Presenter: Amanda Danning

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Wichita Falls Museum of Art, 2 Eureka Circle

Description: “Skeletons in My Closet.” Nationally known artist and forensic sculptor, Amanda Danning puts faces on our long dead history and tells tales which have been written in bone.

Amanda Danning has gained international recognition as a forensic sculptor. She has achieved this recognition, in part, through her consulting work with the Smithsonian Institute on several occasions.  Her facial reconstructions have been the subjects of exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., the National Buffalo Soldier Museum, and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.  Her work has also been displayed on programs shown on the History Channel and the National Geographic Channel.  Since 2010, Amanda’s work has been featured in several books including on the cover of Douglas W. Owsley and Richard L. Jantz’s Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skelton.

With over twenty years of professional experience and an advanced degree in sculpture, Amanda Danning has more than a hundred portraits in museums across the nation.  She has gained extensive experience in the museum industry working as a designer, fabricator, and exhibit director. For more information, visit her website Written in Bone.