A fellow historian of science just alerted me to this show at
The Drawing Center <> in NYC, on until July
16, 2017. (I'd really like to go, but the transportation chaos at Penn
Station may make it impossible.) Anything that Mark Dion has a hand in as
curator is sure to be interesting. The NYT description highlights some
unexpected forms of collaboration between scientist and artist.

Barrett, note the lovely illustration of a praying mantis:

Artists enjoyed some creative freedom. George Allen Swanson technically
portrayed a praying mantis, then also showed it doing ballet below.
Conservation Society Archive

My friend's description:

It's got lots of cool stuff, and beautiful water colors made as records and
> probably for book illustrations. And it's fun that they have recreated two
> lab work spaces with microscopes, old typewriters, specimens, books, and
> lab paraphernalia in general.
> I would have written earlier, but I found time to go only this evening and
> I didn't know if a show of "drawings" would be that interesting or rich.
> It is.  For me personally it's frustating that there are few labels.  (I
> want dates on everything!).  But it was still an enjoyable experience.  On
> Thursdays they stay open until 8 and it's even free Thurs 6 to 8.


Karen Reeds, PhD, FLS
Independent historian of science and medicine
Independent exhibit curator
Museum and editorial consultant
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Princeton Research Forum, a community of independent scholars:

> Date:    Thu, 6 Jul 2017 22:10:46 -0500
> From:    barrett klein <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Environmentally-minded insect art
> Dear Sci-Art community,
> I'm on the search for any art that features* insects* AND is focused
> on *human-induced
> environmental issues/concerns* (for example, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger's
> radiation-mutated insects and Andy Warhol's Endangered silverspot
> butterfly). I am compiling as many examples as I can find for a book
> chapter on cultural entomology, and welcome any help.
> cheers and thanks,
> barrett
> barrett klein
> Department of Biology
> University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
> 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

> <>from Karen Reeds
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