'Fruits in Decay' - a Glass Flowers Exhibit - Harvard Museum of Natural History

Saturday, August 31, 2019 -
Sunday, March 01, 2020

While we eagerly await the ripening of our favorite summer fruits, microscopic competitors are at work multiplying and consuming them in a world beyond our sight. If we wait too long, the activity of fungi, bacteria, and other microbes will soon appear as an unexpected blotch, suspicious fuzz, or oddly curled foliage.

'Fruits in Decay' is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka.

On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture with astonishing realism the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay.

The Harvard Museum of Natural History is one of the four Harvard Museums of Science & Culture.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sponsor(s): Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Time(s): 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: $15
Phone: (617) 495-3045

Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
All information is subject to change.

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