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LIFE: A Journey Through Time
North American Premiere /Darwin Day Opening Event

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 7 to 9 p.m.
Bell Museum Auditorium
$10/ free to museum members and University students

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday with a special preview of LIFE: A Journey Through Time. The event will feature top University biologists using Lanting's photographs as a springboard to deliver a rapid-fire presentations relating their research on evolution to the images. From the big bang to the human genome, hear the newest theories on how life evolved and enjoy the North American premiere of one the world's most celebrated photography exhibits. Think speed-dating - Darwin-style!

The Exhibit:
LIFE: A Journey Through Time
February 14 - April 12, 2009

The University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural History is proud to host the North American premiere of this internationally acclaimed exhibit. LIFE: A Journey Through Time, interprets the evolution of life on Earth through photographer Frans Lanting. Lanting's lyrical photos trace Earth's history from the beginnings of primordial life to the ascent of mammals through otherworldly landscapes and breathtakingly intimate portraits of animals and plants engaged in million-year-old rituals. Many of the exhibit's 62 photographs are matched with real animal, fossil, and plant specimens from the Bell Museum's collection. Born in the Netherlands, Lanting serves on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund and is a columnist for Outdoor Photographer and has received the BBC Wildlife Magazine's Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award and the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.

King Tut's golden mask: Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
King Tut's golden mask: Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
The mummified face of ancient Egypt's famous King Tut is being put on public display for the first time since its discovery more than 80 years ago. The grave of Tutankhamun, uncovered by Howard Carter in 1922, held an incredible array of treasures that continues to captivate the public. Artifacts from Tut's tomb are presently on tour (for the second time) and will open in London later this month and in Dallas next year. Although, the boy king's body will remain in Luxor, Egypt's Valley of the Kings, you can watch a very interesting video of it being transferred from his sarcophagus to a climate-controlled display case here.

I just discovered a cool traveling science museum exhibit all about my favorite subject, CANDY! I haven't seen Candy Unwrapped but the descriptions make it look pretty cool I just hope it might ooze its sugary sweet trail near the upper midwest sometime soon.