Dynamics of Evolution exhibit at NMNH, 1979

ID: SIA2009-2572

Creator: National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: May 1979

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 416, Box 2, Folder: Exhibition Files-Dynamics of Evolution

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Summary

Photograph of the "Dynamics of Evolution," a major exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History. The "People Tower" in the foreground is covered with more than 100 larger-than-life sized photos of faces that show genetic traits, such as blue or brown eyes, or black or blonde hair. Also there is a "Dog Tower" which illustrates how "artificial" selection by human beings has influenced an animal's evolutionary history. Other labels can be seen explaining evolution-related topics such as "Natural Selection" and "Differentiation." The Dynamics of Evolution exhibit opened to the public on May 18, 1979, and was the first exhibit in any American museum to explain the basic steps of evolution.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Dynamics of Evolution (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The Dynamics of Evolution exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History opened to the public on May 18, 1979, and was the first exhibit in any American museum to explain the basic steps of evolution.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 416, Box 2, Folder: Exhibition Files-Dynamics of Evolution

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

May 1979

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Towers
  • History
  • Museum labels
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Museums
  • Dogs
  • Exhibitions
  • Biology
  • Biology--History
  • Museum visitors

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

SIA2009-2572

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Interior, Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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