Pinned: Insect Art, Insect Science

August 9, 2014–January 11, 2015

Pinned Insect Art Insect Science


Pinned: Insect Art, Insect Science celebrates the elegance and beauty of insects. Artist Christopher Marley uses colorful insect specimens to create intricate mosaic pieces. His diverse groupings of real beetles, butterflies, and other bugs display an irresistible palette of colors and textures that reflect the amazing diversity of the insect world. His symmetrical, 3-D arrangements of the mini-beasts of nature reflect the masterfully balanced design of nature itself. Alongside Marley’s works, dozens of specimens from the Academy’s Entomology Collection illustrate why and how scientists pin insects for research. Free with regular museum admission.

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