Chazen Exhibition Opens March 3

March 2nd, 2017

Thanks for the shout-out in the Wisconsin State Journal from artist Martha Glowacki, whose exhibition “Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections” at the Chazen Museum of Art officially opens tomorrow, March 3. Glowacki called attention to the “world-class collection of books from the history of science” in Special Collections.

Our own exhibit, “Natural History :: Natural Philosophy,” which features, among others, numerous books consulted by Glowacki, is meant to complement her Chazen Museum exhibition.

Electrical parlor games from Margaret Bryan’s Lectures on natural philosophy: The result of many years’ practical experience of the facts elucidated (London, 1806). Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Also this weekend: the Burdick-Vary Symposium “New Illuminations: Art-NATURE-History,” which begins in Special Collections on Friday afternoon, March 3, and continues in the Pyle Center all day Saturday.

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