Opulent Oceans Exhibition at The American Museum of Natural History

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

 

The world’s oceans abound with a truly astonishing diversity of life forms. 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.

Start Date

October 3, 2015

End Date

December 3, 2016

Hours

10:00 AM - 05:45 PM

Address

American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192

Event Type

Ticketed

More Information

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