Experience the ancient connection between art, nature and science.
Exquisite Creatures is an artistic experience that unravels humanity’s intimate relationship with the natural world. Artist, naturalist and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Marley reveals the obscure beauty in nature through his three-dimensional work with animal, mineral and plant specimens.
Exquisite Creatures is open through February 20, 2022. Included with General Admission.
All of the organisms used in Marley’s work are either reclaimed (in the case of vertebrates) or sustainably obtained (in the case of insects) using a worldwide network of people and institutions that share his passion for nature.
For all ages.
Exquisite Creatures is included with General Admission.
Threat of the Unknown
Marley works to remove much of the threat we naturally feel from unfamiliar organisms by focusing on their physical design elements. He believes the love for non-human life we innately possess can sometimes be overshadowed by the threat of the unknown. When experienced as an element of a geometric composition, a texture study or a color story, even the most fearsome organisms can be experienced with fresh eyes.