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November 22–23 A Potpourri of Science, Arts, and Culture

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Don’t let the weekend fly by without doing something new. At the Museum, explore the science behind earthquakes, contribute to a dynamic Haida Manga-inspired mural in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians, or discover how advanced imaging technology turns science into art.

Earthquakes occur at faults when lithospheric plates, which make up the rigid outer skin of the Earth, grind against each other. Scientists study patterns in seismic activity and create seismic hazard maps to study where the impact may be most keenly felt. 

Learn more in this video: 

The Next Alaska Quake

The Next Alaska Quake

On Saturday, join internationally renowned Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians. Known for his unique “Haida Manga” style that combines Northwest Coast form lines with the underpinnings of Asian graphic novels known as “manga” (Japanese) and “manhwa” (Korean), Yahgulanaas will guide Museum visitors to record and examine their own personal stories as they explore themes from his stunning full-color graphic novel book, RED

RED Haida

Picturing Science closes in just two weeks, on Sunday, December 7. Don’t miss the 20 sets of large-format images--a mash-up of science and art—which showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

A close-up photo tinted blue and green of eight scorpion bodies in a row, showing the undersides of the mesosoma and the metasoma.
Associate Curator in the Museum’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology Lorenzo Prendini, an arachnologist, uses UV fluorescence imaging to study scorpions, in this case ten different species of Opistophthalmus.
© AMNH\L. Prendini and S. Thurston