Art and Science Meet at the Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History New York CitySometimes when I visit the Museum of Natural History in New York City, I forget I’m in a science museum.  When I’m there, I feel like I’m in an art museum.  It’s hard to separate the science from the art.

There are many world-class artists of all kinds who contribute to the museum.  I’m not going into any kind of exhaustive list here.  But the artists range from oil painters of beautiful landscapes to sculptors of early hominid anatomy.

As you move from one display to the next, you are in constant awe from the spectacle of science set up as beautiful works of art.

I’ve included a video below to show just a small part of the vast array the museum has to offer.

This video of an artist sculpting early human anatomy is one of my favorites.  This is the true combining of art and science.  They merge together here so seamlessly that you cannot tell one from the other.

Looking through this part of the Museum of Natural History reminds me of the human anatomy classes that I took at the Art Students’ League.  I love studying human anatomy and have taken both sculpture and painting classes that involve this subject.

The Museum of Natural History is located on Central Park West at 81st street in Manhattan.  It’s easy to get there on the subway.  Just take the express A train up to 81st street and it puts you out right there.  You can enter from the basement of the museum, so you don’t even have to go outside when you get off the train.

If you haven’t been to the Museum of Natural History lately, why not plan a trip there soon.  And oh yeah, if you happen to see me there, why not come on over and say hello.  I love meeting and talking to people who read my blog.

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  1. elisabetta batzella says:

    SCIENCE IS LIKE A SHOW OF LIFE.
    LIFE IS GOD’S ARTCRAFT.
    SO I AGREE: SCIENCE IS THE OTHER SIDE OF ART.

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