Exhibit: Paws, Hooves, Fins & Feathers: Animals in Print, 1500-1800


Location: 102 Hesburgh Library, Rare Books & Special Collections

Rbsc Spring2020 Rep

Paws, Hooves, Fins, and Feathers brings together history, science, and art. You will see observation and imagination working together on this tour of natural history.

The exhibit features images of animals from early modern European books of natural history. A hippo, sloth, anteater, lion, and more, complement the featured rhinoceros! Enhancing these works are specimens from Notre Dame’s Museum of Biodiversity. Together they offer a window into the fluid spaces between art and science, legend, and observation in the European world between 1500 and 1800.

Animal lovers of all ages are welcome to explore the collection. 

Rare Books & Special Collections is open Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. The exhibit will run through July 2020.

For more information, or to set up a tour for your class, contact the exhibit curators Julie Tanaka and Erika Hosselkus.

See all exhibits currently on display in Rare Books & Special Collections.

Originally published at sustainabilitystudies.nd.edu.