Cincinnati Museum Center has cultivated curiosity and inspired the pursuit of knowledge for more than 200 years
IT ALL STARTED WITH THE WESTERN MUSEUM
CMC is continuing the legacy of Dr. 丹尼尔·德雷克, founder of the Western Museum, with stunning exhibitions, new permanent exhibits and an ongoing commitment to bring the world to Cincinnati. Celebrate CMC’s legacy of discovery as we look forward to the next century of innovation and vibrant museum experiences.
1818年. 丹尼尔·德雷克 founded the Western Museum Society for “the illustration of our Natural History…as people in our situation have special need of an acquaintance with their productions and resources.” Its first employee was a relatively unknown artist, John James 奥杜邦, who was hired in 1819 as a taxidermist and background painter. During his brief time in Cincinnati, 奥杜邦 began his multi-volume masterwork Birds of America, cementing himself as a world-renowned wildlife artist.
After two years of fundraising and collections acquisition, the Western Museum, the predecessor to the Museum of Natural History & 宝盈bbin官方网站, opened in 1820, the first public science museum west of the Alleghenies.
For 200 years, CMC has brought the world to Cincinnati, and brought guests closer to the world around them. 今天, Cincinnati Museum Center continues to encourage a greater connection with our natural history and emphasizes innovation, research and the persistent pursuit of knowledge. New experiences utilizing our rich collections of more than 3 million objects and new technology ensure a dynamic museum experience for the next generation. CMC is a source of community pride and a regional destination. It carries on the legacy of leaders like Dr. 德雷克, 奥杜邦, 希兰的权力, Neil Armstrong and 约翰·鲁斯温 and inspires tomorrow’s biologists, 医生, 工程师, 历史学家, 艺术家, leaders and critical thinkers.
OPEN THROUGH JANUARY 5, 2020
Explore Cincinnati Museum Center's 200-year history through the artwork of John James 奥杜邦, 约翰一. Ruthven and the next generation of wildlife 艺术家. The exhibition features original works of art, including all four volumes of 奥杜邦's Bird of America and charcoal sketches and paintings from Ruthven. Accompanying the treasured artwork are scientific specimens immortalized on canvas by the 艺术家, including the Great Auk, an extinct bird painted by both 艺术家.
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