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Featuring scientific illustrations spanning five centuries, the new exhibition Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library explores the integral role illustration has played in scientific discovery through 50 striking, large-format reproductions from seminal holdings in the Museum Library’s Rare Book collection. 

Learn more in a video.


The exhibition is curated by Tom Baione, Harold Boschenstein Director of Library Services at the Museum. 

Exhibition Highlights

Natural Histories Rhino by Durer

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About the Exhibition

Natural Histories showcases images by artists including Albrecht Dürer, Joseph Wolf, Moses Harris, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Maria Sibylla Merian. 

The presentation of Natural Histories at the American Museum of Natural History is made possible through the generosity of the Arthur Ross Foundation. 

Natural Histories

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