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SEA CREATURES IN GLASS

Now on view!
Many years before they were commissioned by Harvard University to make the Glass Flowers, father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka meticulously shaped glass into lifelike models of marine and terrestrial animals. The museum has just opened a permanent display of 60 models from the Museum of Comparative Zoology’s collection of 430 Blaschka invertebrate models. Along with Harvard’s Ware Collection of Glass Models of Plants, these restored glass animals comprise the largest Blaschka collection on display in the world.

 
THOREAU'S MAINE WOODS: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller

On view through February 2015
This special photographic exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau’s The Maine Woods. Exquisite prints by Scot Miller, who traversed Maine for years, retracing the footsteps of New England’s native son, accompany original text from Thoreau's essay collection.

 

 
FINAL FLIGHT: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

Final Flight marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon, a species that once filled North America’s skies by the billions. In this small exhibit, see one of the world’s last mounted specimens of this now vanquished bird and learn how its extinction inspired the protection of other species.