Mayborn Museum

Special Exhibits

On Display

Faces from the Southern Ocean

Faces from the Southern Ocean

May 5, 2018 – December 14, 2018

Antarctica is completely surrounded by the Southern Ocean. There are no sounds except for reverberating wind and water punctuated by the cracking and booming of ice as it breaks off into the sea. It is a pristine place, overwhelming and awesome.

Through a selection of photography by J.J. L’Heureux, Faces From the Southern Ocean embodies the spirit of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, a realm dominated by sky and cold. Reindeer, seals and penguins—inhabitants of this icy region—along with breathtaking landscapes are captured in photographs from L’Heureux’s more than a dozen expeditions to this region.

Faces from the Southern Ocean is organized by Katharine T. Carter & Associates.





Coming Soon

Very Eric Carle

Very Eric Carle:

A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

January 26, 2019 – May 12, 2019

At this play-and-learn exhibit, visitors step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books. His classic “Very” series, all illustrated in his hand-painted tissue paper collage technique, introduces five special insects who take journeys of discovery. Each story is a testament to Eric Carle’s love of nature, his respect for the emotional lives of children, and his recurring themes of friendship, creativity, and the power of imagination.