Graphic Panel Exhibitions

Graphic panel exhibitions from the American Museum of Natural History are created for display in a variety of venues, including museums, libraries, and public spaces. These beautifully designed and scientifically accurate exhibitions showcase illustrations, photography, and infographics covering an array of themes from natural history to ecology. 


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Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustrations from the Museum’s Library

260 linear feet

This graphic panel exhibition showcases fifty exquisite scientific illustrations created to spread information about the natural world, first published in books between the 1500s and early 1900s. Reproductions of illustrations include works by celebrated artists Albrecht Dürer, Joseph Wolf, Moses Harris, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Maria Sibylla Merian.

All of the images presented come from the Rare Book Collection of the American Museum of Natural History Research Library. These illustrations also appear in the art book set Natural Histories (Sterling, 2012).


Our Global Kitchen Graphic Panel Exhibition

55 linear feet  

Featuring highlights from the full gallery traveling exhibition, the Our Global Kitchen panel exhibition features stunning infographics which present current research and statistics that explore the complex relationship we have with food, and consider some of the most compelling issues of our time.


Picturing Science Graphic Panel Exhibition

130 linear feet 

Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History see a great deal more than most of us do, thanks to a range of sophisticated imaging techniques. Tools such as remote sensors, scanning electron microscopes, CT scanners and high-powered telescopes allow researchers to detect evolving supernovas, long-buried ancient villages, microscopic hairs on wasp antennae and much more.

This graphic panel exhibition features the work of 24 scientists, showcasing high-tech images taken as part of their ongoing research. It also explores the science behind these tools.


Opulent Oceans Graphic Panel Exhibition

260 linear feet

Inspired by the book Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History (Sterling, 2014), this exhibition includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works.

Beginning some 400 years ago, European voyages of discovery began mapping the globe, and knowledge of ocean life flourished as never before. These explorers documented their discoveries in illustrated books—by sketching their own specimens or collaborating with artists and engravers—resulting in images that communicate the anatomy, life cycles, habits—and sheer beauty—of newfound marine species. 

Exhibition Information

Venue Gallery Size:

From 55 linear feet - 330 linear feet

(17 m — 100 m)


Venue Ceiling Height:

10—12 ft recommended

(3.1—3.6 m)


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Standard Rental Length:

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