Saturday, April 21, 2007

Mythic Creatures exhibit at American Museum of Natural History, May 26, 2007 to Jan 6, 2008

Vodou Flags from Haiti Art Cooperative website at depict Vodou spirits and their correlating symbols sewn in sequins and beads (not connected to the Mythic Creatures exhibit)

Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids
May 26, 2007-January 6, 2008 at American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th Street, in Manhattan. See museum catalog at pages 3 & 4 at (includes image of Mermaid Vodou Flag from Haiti).

Trace the origins, through their cultural and natural history roots, of legendary creatures including dragons, unicorns, mermaids, and sea serpents at the Mythic Creatures exhibit at New York's American Museum of Natural History. Exhibit includes mythological creatures from land, sea and air such as mermaids, unicorns, griffins, sea serpents, and dragons in this major exhibit which starts at this museum and then will travel on to others throughout the United States.
"...fantastical creatures have been a part of human experience through legends and fables, ancient and contemporary art, performance, and even in the accounts of early naturalists. Mythic Creatures will include spectacular sculptures, paintings, and textiles, along with a number of cultural objects from around the world ranging from shadow puppets to ceremonial masks and helmets that will bring to light surprising similarities and differences in the ways peoples around the world have envisioned and depicted these strange and wonderful creatures."