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October 31, 2006
From journal Getting Together in Chicago
July 7, 2006
From journal Long Windy Weekend in Chicago
November 2, 2003
Gary Braasch is the nationally recognized photographer who documented the effects on the Earth's slowly increasing temperatures. The result of increased amounts of carbon dioxide and other heat traps gases in the atmosphere and causes global warming. The exhibition features over 30 beautiful images which demonstrate the impact of the climate change on the icy landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic. Their inhabitants, including polar bears, caribou, penguins, and humans are also photographed.
While we all know about the effects of global warming, they do not hit home too often because they affect places so far away. There are photos of fjords which have receded hundreds of feet from where they were only 30 years ago. We see the pictures of penguins that keep coming to the same nesting ground due to years of habit. These grounds are no longer good for their eggs and are covered with snow. The penguins lay their eggs in the snow anyway and the eggs never hatch.
You can expect to learn a few things as well. One interesting fact I learned was about some beetles that destroy trees. Since the weather is not as cold as it used to be, their larvae live longer and are not killed off by the cold. These larvae grow into beetles and have destroyed the trees in the region.
I love the pictures of the animals and land that are exhibited. Reading the captions, you wonder how many more years these environments will be around.
From journal Chicago: Museum Exhibits during the Fall of 2003
December 21, 2006
From journal Sentimental, Haunting Chicago
by Wildcat Dianne
November 24, 2006
After the film, we were herded into the exhibit itself. No photography was allowed, so the cameras had to go away for the time being. The exhibit showed many artifacts dating from King Tut's time and gave detailed facts of their use. Most of the exhibits were found in the early 20th Century in King Tut's tomb by archaeologists and were sent to museums all over the world. There was a tomb in the exhibit, but it was of one of Tut's relatives. Most of us were disappointed that it wasn't the tomb of Tut himself.
The exhibit was too crowded with people listening to audio tapes of the exhibits, and it was hard for speed readers like me or others to maneuver through the exhibit. Since Ancient Egypt isn't my cup of tea, I made my way quickly through the exhibit and went and took a break outside afterwards.
The Field Museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm and admissions go from $12 for adults and $7 for kids and seniors. There are special exhibits through the year along with free admission days. The King Tut Exhibit was a big disappointment, but don't miss the Native American Exhibit!
From journal The Big Onion - Chicago
July 26, 2006
From journal A Vacation in Chicago
Durham, United Kingdom
October 11, 2003
It does have things that you might not see elsewhere, though - namely, the huge dinosaur fossils (Sue and a couple of others), and a really interesting Native American permanent side-exhibition, which was my personal favourite. It's also a nice walk to get there - it's in a good spot with nice surrounding grounds.
From journal First time in Chicago
The photographs document the inspiring story of the of the Panara Indians who live in the rainforests of Brazil. The Panara had little contact with the industrialized world when they were approached by the Villas Boas brothers, two men hired by the Brazilian government in its efforts to clear the path for a Transamazonian highway. This contact with new people exposed them to their diseases and consequently, the Panara population dropeed to 50% in about three years. In 1973, the surviving members were relocated from the forests to a reservation, where they tried unsuccessfully to rebuild their way of life.
Two decades later, some of the Panara discovered that a portion of their original territory was not destroyed to develop the highway, and was still covered with forests. After a landmark court battle, the Panara were allowed to reclaim the rights to 1.2 million acres of their rainforest homeland. They returned to build a new village and begin again, while facing challenges of the newer generation who were not accustomed to the remote lifestyle.
The photographs of Pedro Martinelli tell the Panara story. In his black and white photographs, Martinelli captured the civilized world's first glimpse of the Panara (including pictures from that first meeting), their decimation from disease, the anguish of forced relocation, and the hope that came with the return to their beloved homeland. The writing next to each photograph is very thorough and explains the situation in detail.
The range of pictures involved is varied. The exhibit starts out with pictures of the workers clearing the forests for the highways. At this point, no contact with the Panara had been made. The men left clotheslines strung up with various gifts including food and other items. The Panara took the items, but no one ever saw them. The first time the men saw the Panara was from a plane flying over their village. The Panara shot arrows at the plane and you can see pictures of this event. The Panara were worried that they were found and moved away and burned their village to the ground.
There is also a film at the end of the exhibit which recaps the experience and contains interviews with some of the people involved.
February 4, 2008
battle creek, Michigan
August 19, 2006
From journal Chicago Field Museum