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The Harvard Museum of Natural History Picks Seasonal “Fruits in Decay” as the New Focus of the Glass Flowers Gallery

August 7, 2019

The new exhibit depicting the marvel of rotting fruit opens to the public on August 31, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., August 7, 2019— Imagine an orchard, lush and bursting with ripe fruit in the sweltering summer sun. Not all of the fruit weighing down the branches and vines will be fit to consume. Some strawberries will dampen and shrivel with mold, some peaches will be blighted in the shade, and some pears will become pockmarked with age.

However, there is a beauty in this natural decaying process that repeats with each season. Perhaps the rot will...

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