Exhibit Spotlight

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HMSC Connects! Exhibit Spotlight offer a virtual window into intriguing cultural and scientific concepts and keep us informed and engaged with our ever-changing world.

Cochineal: How Mexico Made the World See Red/Cochinilla: Cómo México Hizo que el Mundo Viera el Rojo

This is the story of a color—one that began as an evolutionary tale, and evolved to shape the course of human history.

Esta es la historia de un color que comenzó como un cuento evolutivo y evolucionó para dar forma al curso de la historia humana.

Women of the Museum 1860-1920: Behind-the-Scenes at the Museum of Comparative Zoology

This exhibit highlights women's expertise and extensive knowledge of the museum’s collections may not have been fully appreciated by their contemporaries but today we recognize how their work allowed the museum to grow into its role as a center for research, teaching, and public programs.

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

The Interpretation of Drawings: Freud & the Visual Origins of Psychoanalysis

This exhibition invites the viewer to explore the role Sigmund Freud’s sketches and drawings played in the development of his psychoanalytic theories.

Three dimensional rendering of the Covid virus.
Illustration by HFCM Communicatie, CC BY-SA 4.0

A World of Viruses

Learn more about viruses as we explore what they are, where they can be found, and how they behave in both a positive and negative way.

Tiger shark swimming in the deep blue sea.
©Albert kok—https://commons.wikimedia.org


In this exhibit spotlight, learn how sharks' body design has been honed over hundreds of millions of years to increase swimming performance.