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Darwin Gallery: Darwin on Display

Darwin Portrait

(Image credit: © From the Richard Milner Archive)

One of the last photographs taken of Charles Darwin, circa 1878. "Darwin," the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker, starts November 19, 2005 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Tree of Life

(Image credit: © By permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library)

A reproduction of the first-known sketch by Charles Darwin of an evolutionary tree describing the relationships among groups of organisms will be featured in Darwin, the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker, November 19, 2005, through May 29, 2006, at the American Museum of Natural History.

Origin title page

(Image credit: © American Museum of Natural History, Department of Library Services)

An original manuscript page (title page of a published copy shown here) from Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species will be featured in Darwin, the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker, opening November 19, 2005, through May 29, 2006, at the American Museum of Natural History.

Sandwalk

(Image credit: Photographer: Denis Finnin © American Museum of Natural History)

A stylized time-lapse animation in the exhibition Darwin, created from nearly 1,000 high-resolution photographs, will transport visitors on a contemplative traverse along the sandwalk path Darwin strolled many times a day, observing and thinking, on the grounds of Down House, his home outside London. The exhibition opens November 19, 2005, and remains on display through May 29, 2006, at the American Museum of Natural History.

Blue-footed boobies

(Image credit: Photographer: Stephen C. Quinn © American Museum of Natural History)

Fossils, mounted specimens, and illustrations of the uniquely American modern animals and groups Darwin saw on the Galápagos Islands, such as these blue-footed boobies (Sula nebouxii excisa), will be featured in Darwin, the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker, November 19, 2005, through May 29, 2006, at the American Museum of Natural History.

Marine iguana

(Image credit: Photographer: Denis Finnin © American Museum of Natural History)

Museum preparators paint models of marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) that will be featured in Darwin, the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker, opening November 19, 2005, through May 29, 2006, at the American Museum of Natural History. Though iguanas were common throughout South America, marine iguanas and land iguanas from the Galápagos Islands especially interested Darwin. They appeared specially adapted for life there and had been found nowhere else.

Orchids

(Image credit: Photographer: Craig Chesek © American Museum of Natural History)

Live orchids, like those with which Charles Darwin experimented to provide more evidence for natural selection, will be featured in Darwin, the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker, opening November 19, 2005 through May 29, 2006, at the American Museum of Natural History.

Land iguana

(Image credit: Photographer: Stephen C. Quinn © American Museum of Natural History)

Fossils, mounted specimens, and illustrations of the uniquely American modern animals and groups Darwin saw on the Galápagos Islands, such as this land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus), will be featured in Darwin, the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker, November 19, 2005, through May 29, 2006, at the American Museum of Natural History.

Galápagos tortoise

(Image credit: © Joe McDonald, Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland)

This giant tortoise (Geochelon elephantopus) is just one of several live species featured in Darwin, the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker, November 19, 2005, through May 29, 2006, at the American Museum of Natural History.

Green iguana

(Image credit: © Joe McDonald, Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland)

The green, or tree, iguana (Iguana iguana) from South America, is just one of the live species on display in Darwin, the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker, November 19, 2005, through May 29, 2006, at the American Museum of Natural History.

Darwin`s study

(Image credit: © Denis Finnin, AMNH)

An elaborate reproduction of Charles Darwin’s study from Down House is one of the centerpiece attractions of Darwin, the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker. The exhibition opens November 19, 2005, and remains on display through May 29, 2006, at the American Museum of Natural History.