Upcoming Exhibitions at
Pittsburgh, PA… Carnegie Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce its schedule of upcoming exhibitions. All information has been confirmed as of April 7, 2010 and is subject to change.
Interactive, immersive, and featuring the latest in international cetacean research, Whales|Tohorā is an experience that brings adults and children eye to eye with some of the world’s most elusive creatures. Whales|Tohorā showcases many amazing and rare specimens, including two massive, fully articulated sperm whale skeletons measuring 58 feet and 36 feet in length. See life-sized and scale models of whales common to the South Pacific, real museum collections such as skulls of rare beaked whales, and authentic cultural artifacts, weapons, and adornments made from whale bone. The exhibition explores the intricacies of whale biology, as well as New Zealand’s journey from a whale-hunting powerhouse to a champion of whale conservation and ecotourism. Visitors encounter whales through video portholes, a walk through the life-sized replica of a blue whale heart, and immersive projections of a fascinating underwater world.Developed and presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. This exhibition was made possible through the support of the New Zealand Government and the Smithsonian Institution. Sponsored locally by Fort Pitt Capital Group, Pella Windows and Doors Showrooms, Trib Total Media, Brancott Vineyards, and Right by Nature: Natural Foods Market and Deli.
Lord of the Crane Flies
For nearly 30 years, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Associate Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Chen Young, PhD, has researched and studied crane flies: what they are, where they live, their critical role in our ecosystem, and how they indicate the health of the environment we share. Through photographs, illustrations, specimens, and video, Lord of the Crane Flies highlights Young’s work and walks us through the lives of these misunderstood long-legged creatures.
Pittsburgh Adorned: Classic to Contemporary
More than 60 exquisite pieces from private local collections and Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History celebrate the many passions—including love, status, and even politics—that jewelry evokes. The exhibition explores design trends of the past 200 years and features works by Alexander Calder, Barry Kieselstein-Cord, and David Webb, as well as contemporary local designers ROY and Ronald McNeish. The exhibition is presented by Orr’s Jewelers.
Life: A Journey Through Time
Frans Lanting is renowned as one of the greatest nature photographers of our era. Lanting’s epic photographic project Life: A Journey Through Time, guided by recent scientific insights, interprets Earth’s developmental journey through 64 stunning images ranging from primordial landscapes to microscopic specimens in museum collections. The exhibition celebrates our planet with educational and inspiring stories of Earth’s amazing biodiversity.
RACE: Are We So Different?
RACE: Are We So different? is a groundbreaking exploration of the experience of living with race in America. The exhibition weaves together personal stories of living with race along with expert discussions of the history of race as a concept, the role that science has played in that history, and emerging research that challenges the foundations of what we perceive as race. Interactive multimedia components, historic artifacts, iconic objects, and compelling photographs offer visitors an eye-opening look at a topic that is fundamental to our shared human experience.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 20 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. More information is available by calling 412.622.3131 or by visiting the website at www.carnegiemnh.org.