BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – New exhibition opens at Buffalo Science Museum This weekend.
“The lost beauty 2: the art of museum stories”, includes 15 collected objects, painted to be larger than life. “It allows us to really see the beauty, the complexity, the craftsmanship,” said museum president and CEO Marisa Wigglesworth. “This is often lost because of the small scale, now we can enjoy it on a large scale. “
The guests begin their journey up close with the collected animals. Wigglesworth says this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the more than 750,000 objects the museum has collected.
Turn the corner and you’ll find large-scale paintings showcasing the 15 selected items. Each piece was created by WNY artist Alberto Rey. “I thought art would be a good way to entice people into finding out interesting facts about the environment and science in general,” Rey said.
And we certainly learned on our trip to the museum. For example, you might know the New York State bird or flower… but do you know the state fossil? You can watch the claw of a Eurypterid, similar to a horseshoe crab today.
You can also discover the 7-legged frog or the blue-spotted salamander found in the 1950s, in the middle of Lancaster, New York.
It opens to the public this Saturday. Reservations are preferred and you will need your mask at the museum.
For tickets and more information, visit here.
Gabrielle Mediak is a journalist who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.