A Closer Look

February 11th, 2017
eye through magnifying glass, from Margaret Bryan's Lectures on natural philosophy (1806).

We invite you to take a closer look at our new exhibit Natural History :: Natural Philosophy, on display in Special Collections through early June. The exhibit, designed to complement Martha Glowacki’s exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art (March 3 – May 14, 2017) and the symposium on “Art-NATURE-History”  (March 3 – 4) organized by Prof. Lynn Nyhart of the History of Science Department, highlights holdings both of Special Collections and of the Historical Collections at Ebling Library.

Title page of vol. 2 (1683) of Maria Sybilla Merian’s Der Raupen wunderbare Verwandelung und sonderbare Blumen-Nahrung. From the Thordarson Collection.

The magnified eye is from Margaret Bryan’s Lectures on natural philosophy (London: T. Davidson, 1806), also included in our exhibit.