Shell Exhibit Opens at MOSH Saturday, February 12th | Arts & Culture

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Shell Exhibit Opens at MOSH Saturday, February 12th

A new exhibit is opening in The Loft Gallery at the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) on Saturday, February 12.  The Shell: 530 Million Years of Inspired Design showcases the breathtaking beauty and incredible variation of shells found on the First Coast and throughout the world. 

The exhibit, guest curated by Dr. Harry G. Lee, is comprised of nearly a thousand shells, including three world-record shells.  In addition to chronicling the evolution of shell collecting, the rise of the classification system and the ways in which humans use shells, the exhibit also celebrates the elegance, design and panache of shells.  Digital artist David Montgomery explores the diversity of shells using a projector and screen integrated into the exhibit and original paintings by John Bunker hang within the exhibit and in the museum’s lobby.

On Thursday, February 24, MOSH will present Speaking of Shells at 6 p.m.  The presentation will feature Dr. Harry Lee and David Montgomery in an exploration of the scientific and artistic diversity of shells.  Speaking of Shells is $5 for the public and free for MOSH members, students and teachers with an ID.  RSVP by calling 396.MOSH (6674), ext. 230.    

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