Atomic Age Rodents
Specimens of Interest in the National Museum of Natural History
Dec. 7th, 2012– February 24th, 2013
(Open Hours: Sundays 12-4 and First Friday of the Month 6 - 8)
The Center for PostNatural History
4913 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Few interspecies relationship are as sordid and complicated as that of mice and men.... and rats. The rodents documented in this exhibit each found their way into the collection of the National Museum of Natural History via unique paths. Each tells a complex tale of rodent life, human culture, and the development, use and subsequent testing of the atomic bomb. In this collection, hidden in plain sight, is a quiet history of America, told through fur and bone.
The research and photography for this exhibit was conducted by Richard Pell with support from the 2010 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) Program.
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