Mural of Primate Evolution

Part of Hall of Human Origins.

A painting of several species of primates, some with long tails, some with none, some holding young, on the branches of tall trees above a river.

The Mural of Primate Evolution shows vignettes from 50 million years of primate evolution with detailed depictions of early primates and habitats.

A panorama in five parts features major events in primate evolution. Artist Jay Matternes marries art and science to show a lost world.