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Past Exhibitions


The special exhibition co-curated by CBC Director Ana Luz Porzecanski and Chris Raxworthy (AMNH) explored the extraordinary biodiversity across the island’s remote forests, mysterious caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs through immersive exhibits developed with colleagues at the Cuban National Museum of Natural History. 

Lonesome George

Before a species goes extinct, there must be one last survivor. Often that final individual slips away unknown, but for the Pinta Island tortoise from Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, that survivor was this male, known as Lonesome George. Co-curated by CBC Chief Conservation Scientist Dr. Eleanor Sterling and Dr. Christopher Raxworthy, AMNH.

Discovering Vietnam's Biodiversity

CBC scientists drew from their extensive research in Vietnam to contribute to this exhibition showcasing the country’s unique species of animals and plants, their geographic distributions, and recently discovered “new” species, as well as threats to the natural environment and conservation efforts. Co-curated by CBC Chief Conservation Scientist Dr. Eleanor Sterling and Dr. Martha Hurley, Global Wildlife Conservation.

Exploring Bolivia's Biodiversity

The vividly beautiful photographs highlight how the livelihoods and cultures of Bolivia's diverse peoples are inextricably tied to nature in many ways, from agriculture, architecture, and textiles, to traditional medicines and spirituality. The exhibition was developed in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC), and Bolivian partners.

Voices from South of the Clouds

The photographs taken by local people focus on their everyday activities, such as harvesting vegetables, herding cattle, playing instruments, and weaving blankets, as well as conducting ceremonies including funerals and weddings, all set against the lush landscapes of this section of southwestern China. Co-curated by CBC Chief Conservation Scientist Dr. Eleanor Sterling and Dr. Laurel Kendall, AMNH.

Yellowstone to Yukon

A journey through the wilderness as well as the rapidly developing areas within the Yellowstone to Yukon region to explore an ambitious wildlife corridor and conservation initiative that connects habitats, enabling wide-ranging animals to travel unimpeded and to co-exist with human structures and development. Curated by CBC Chief Conservation Scientist Dr. Eleanor Sterling.

Seasons of Life and Land: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 

Photographs that focus on the interdependent relationships among the refuge's land, water, wildlife, and humanity. Curated by CBC Chief Conservation Scientist Dr. Eleanor Sterling.