Exquisite Creatures: The Art of Christopher Marley | Kids Out and About Research Triangle

Exquisite Creatures: The Art of Christopher Marley

The “Exquisite Creatures” special exhibit is now open! The exhibit is a collection of 350 stunning displays of rare (and real) organisms from all over the world from artist Christopher Marley. Each piece celebrates the conjunction of art, science and nature. Exquisite Creatures is a dialogue with art, nature and science. What is it about the natural world that calls to us? Is it the color of the macaw’s feathers? The vibrant sheen of the beetle’s carapace? Is it the overwhelming diversity of life, or the repetitive patterns that nature has conjured? Using organisms and elements as his medium, artist Christopher Marley explores our need to connect with the natural world on a personal level, inspiring biophilia — a love of life. Immerse yourself in a world where order, diversity, symmetry, and balance come to life in vibrant, awe-inspiring displays. All vertebrates used in this artwork are reclaimed, meaning they passed of natural or incidental causes, most often in captivity. None were killed for this purpose.Exhibit labels are in English and Spanish. Don't miss this remarkable exhibit!!

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11 W Jones St
Raleigh, NC, 27601
United States


(919) 707-8083
Contact name: 
Jon Pishney
10:00am-5:00pm. Last entry at 4pm
Members Free Adults $10 Senior/Student/Military $8 Children Ages 3-12 $6 Children 2 & Younger Free Groups $5/person Group rate of $5/person available for pre-registered parties of 10 or more. Please call the Museum Box Office at 919.707.9950 for details.


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