About the Exhibition

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition, which opens on Saturday, June 25, in the Museum's second-floor Akeley Gallery, features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies--including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT)--make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens and phenomena at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.