The Museum has temporary exhibits in several locations in and near the Ruthven Building.
Through February 3.
|Fourth Floor Gallery|
Explore Evolution examines evolution at work on a number of species, from fungus to finches, from ants to whales, with humans and chimpanzees thrown in the mix. This is the third time the Museum has displayed Explore Evolution. It was last seen in January 2011, when we put it in storage to make room for other shows. Explore Evolution was produced by the University of Nebraska and the Science Museum of Minnesota, with contributions from several experts in evolutionary science— including U-M’s own Phil Gingerich. (His work on fossil whales is featured.)
|Fourth Floor Hallway Exhibit|
Between Power and Spirit: Sacred Spaces in Ancient Peru
Joe Hines (Anthropology, ‘75) travelled to Peru in the ‘70s and ‘80s to participate in U-M field work. He returned in the ‘90s to document sacred buildings in Machu Picchu, Cuzco and other Incan sites. Through stunning black-and-white photography, Hines explores ancient Incan architecture and use of space. Now a Dearborn-based designer, Hines has generously made his photographs available to the Museum for display. Between Power and Spirit will have an open-ended run in the Museum’s fourth-floor Hallway Gallery.
|Fourth Floor Temporary Gallery|
|U-M Shapiro Science Library|
DNA and the Tree of Life
Through large graphic panels and specimens from the University’s collections, the exhibit explores the relationship between genetics and evolution. It highlights the work of several U-M researchers, including Lacey Knowles, curator in the U-M Museum of Zoology and professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Knowles studies the processes that contribute to the evolution of new species, and how these combine to create the diversity of life we see today. Come and learn about your family tree—it’s bigger than you thought!
Race: Are we so different? was at UMMNH from February 9 to August 11, 2013.
For information about the exhibit, visit understandingrace.org.
A Project of the American Anthropological Association.