website Seeing Is Believing: 700 Years of Scientific and Medical
Illustration complements an exhibition
of the same name on view from October 23, 1999 to February 19, 2000
at the Library's Humanities
and Social Sciences Library.
exhibitions at The New York Public Library, such as Splendid
Plumage: Bird Illustrations, 15501900; Kingdoms of
Land, Sea, and Sky: 400 Years of Animal Illustration; Nature's
Mirror: 200 Years of Botanical Illustration;and P. J. Redouté,
the Rembrandt of Roses,have featured the Library's wide-ranging
collections in the areas of illustrated bird, plant, and animal
books. However, Seeing Is Believing is the first major exhibition
to showcase the Library's collections in science and medicine.
for Seeing Is Believing and The New York Public Library's
Exhibitions Program has been provided by Pinewood Foundation. This
exhibition has also been made possible by funding from The Pfizer
Foundation, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the New
York Council for the Humanities, a state program of the National
Endowment for the Humanities, as part of State Humanities Month,
and the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation in memory of Ruth and
exhibition Seeing Is Believing: 700 Years of Scientific and Medical
Illustration was co-curated by Jennifer B. Lee, Associate Curator
of Rare Books, and Miriam Mandelbaum, Rare Books Librarian. Ms.
Lee is now Librarian for Public Services and Programs, Rare Book
and Manuscript Library, Columbia University.
Is Believing: 700 Years of Scientific and Medical Illustration,
an 88-page companion to the exhibition, is available in The Library
of the Library receive a ten percent discount. For
information on current and upcoming exhibitions, programs, and services
of The New York Public Library, visit the Library's Events
and Exhibitions page.