The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring cyanotype prints of flora and fauna specimens from the museum collection by Marietta Patricia Leis. The exhibit opens Saturday, April 26th and runs through Sunday, August 31st.
Visitors not only get to see Leis’s beautiful prints, but the work also showcases many specimens from the museum collection that are not on permanent exhibition and, thus, not always available to be seen by the public. Drawing on her extensive travel experience, the exhibition will also include botanical images from the Portuguese Island of Flores. Fish, coral, a bald eagle, and a whooping crane are among the fascinating specimens that were carefully selected and reproduced through the amazing cyanotype process.