Upcoming Exhibitions

Note: These dates are subject to change.

Women of Vision

September 24, 2016–January 9, 2017
R.P. Simmons Family Gallery

Sponsored nationally by PNC, Women of Vision was curated by National Geographic Senior Photo Editor Elizabeth Krist, who had the challenging task of selecting images that best represent the broad portfolios of 11 extraordinary female photographers. Women of Vision is a tribute to the spirit and ambition of these journalists and artists who have created riveting experiences for the millions through the insightful, sensitive, and strategic use of a camera.

Amazing Butterflies

January 21, 2017–April 23, 2017
R.P. Simmons Family Gallery

Visitors embark on a journey revealing the unusual relationships among caterpillars, butterflies, and their natural surroundings. By weaving through a room-sized maze, children adventure through leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, transform into a butterfly, and take flight.

The Power of Poison

May 27, 2017–September 3, 2017
R.P. Simmons Family Gallery

Explore poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, health, history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. Discover the toxic species that live in a remote Colombian forest, where poisons are one of many tools in organisms’ struggles to survive. Learn about evolutionary strategies that serve animals and plants; see live animals, including a gila monster, Flame Butterfly caterpillars, and others up close. Learn how studying poison’s effects on human cells helps scientists figure out how to protect, repair, and heal them.