Two New Exhibits, Two New Books

This weekend, two new exhibits feature artwork connected to new and forthcoming Penn Press books.

A Singular View—The Art and Words of John Paton Davies, Jr. opens Saturday, March 3 at the Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD. Davies, author of China Hand: An Autobiography, was a designer as well as a diplomat. This exhibit of his art coincides with the posthumous release of his book. The exhibit runs though April 14, 2012. Visit for details.

The Everything Under the Sun: New Photographs of Academy Specimens by Rosamond Purcell exhibit opens on Saturday, March 3 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University here in Philadelphia, PA. Purcell's photographs are featured in A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science, written by Robert McCracken Peck and Patricia Tyson Stroud. The exhibit runs through May 20, 2012. Call 215-299-1000 or visit for more information.

Purcell photoFor a sample of Purcell's original photographs and other illustrations selected from the ANSP archives, check out the image gallery for A Glorious Enterprise.