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. CreditWildlife 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 klein
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601

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