Seeing is Believing-Posner Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Seeing is Believing: Arteries, Animalcules, and Asteroids from 1500-2012

Exhibit by Posner Center intern, Marisa Colabuono
Summer/ Fall 2012


This exhibit features images that illustrate scientific bodies: human, celestial, and microscopic bodies. The project questions the relationships between seeing and knowing, wonder and curiosity, and audience experiences over time as they confront incredible images across a range of media. Highlights of the exhibit are Andreas Vesalius's De Humani Corporis Fabrica, Johannes Hevelius's Selenographia and Robert Hooke's Micrographia.

Image from Robert Hooke's MicrographiaApollo, Man on the Moon













Photos: Posner Memorial Collection

current exhibit

12x10: Twelve Books to Celebrate Ten Years of the Posner Center

By Mary Catharine Johnsen, Special Collections Librarian