Drawing upon the collection of Karen and Howard Schwartz, this exhibition explores the revolution in observational science facilitated by the invention of the microscope in the late 1600s. It will also emphasize the many ways in which the microscope entered popular culture over the following centuries as a source of instruction and entertainment for a broad public. Displays include rare books, engravings, broadsides, colored images, and a selection from the Schwartzes' collection of antique microscopes.
A full color, fully illustrated catalog of this exhibition, with a preface by Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, is available at our online web store.
Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 PM
Exhibition Opening and Lecture
Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 1st floor
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)
Friday, May 11, 4:00-6:30 PM
Gallery Hop begins at the Arthur Ross Gallery
220 South 34th Street, in the Fisher Fine Arts Library
The Gallery Hop begins at the Arthur Ross Gallery and includes a stop at the Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, to view the exhibition Wonders of the Microscope. A curator will be at each exhibition site. The Hop concludes at the Institute for Contemporary Art with hors d'oeuvres and dessert.
The Harry Wallace Kamin and Dorothy McNally Kamin Fund
Carl Zeiss Meditec Company
University of Pennsylvania Libraries