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Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
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Wonders of the Microscope
On exhibit March 14 - August 17, 2012
Wonder of the Microscope Broadside with Hooke's Flea image
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.
Exhibition Catalog
A full color, fully illustrated catalog of this exhibition, with a preface by Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, is available at our online web store. www.pennlibrarystore.com
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)
For registration please RSVP HERE or contact us at
rbml@pobox.upenn.edu or 215.898.7088.
ALUMNI WEEKEND
Friday, May 11, 4:00-6:30 PM
Gallery Hop
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. Space is limited for this event, so please RSVP here after March 1st.

Exhibition Sponsors

The Harry Wallace Kamin and Dorothy McNally Kamin Fund
Carl Zeiss Meditec Company
University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 1st Floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday, by prior arrangement (215.898.7088 or rbml@pobox.upenn.edu)
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)