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Discovering the Beauty and Charm of the Wilderness Discovering the Beauty and Charm of the Wilderness: Chicago Connections to the National Park Service
The National Park Service offers a rich variety of landforms, flora, and fauna that have been the subject of many University of Chicago scientific studies. The parks have also served as inspiration for art, photography and literature. To mark the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary, we delve into the Library’s archives and rare collections to uncover Chicago connections to the parks.
The John Crerar Library
Oct. 31 — Dec. 31, 2016
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Organismal Biology
American History
University of Chicago
Environmental Studies
main poster.jpg The Origins of Color
The Origins of Color exhibit explores the historical and scientific development of pigments and dyes and their production and uses in both fine art as well as craft manufacture. The exhibit featured books from our collections together with mineralogical samples, vials of pigments and dyes, and various samples of textiles and other end products of color processes. We thank the John Crerar Foundation for their support of this exhibit.
The John Crerar Library
April 16 — Nov. 2, 2007
History of Science
Materials Science