Stroll into the special exhibition, A Snow Story, to learn some scientific snow-how. You will be introduced to Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, the first person to photograph snow crystals and determine that no two are identical. See some of Bentley’s original photomicrograph snowflake prints from the early 1900s and learn about the technology that made it possible to capture the intricate beauty of a snow flake on filmbefore the “masterpiece” melted!
Learn more about the Vermont photographer from original, hand-colored woodcut illustrations by artist Mary Azarian. Her designs in the children’s book, Snowflake Bentley, tell the story of a boy who was enchanted by snow crystalsand turned his love of the snowflake into his life’s work and living legacy.
You won’t leave this exhibition without seeing the stunning photography of a modern-day “Snowflake” Bentley, California Institute of Technology physicist Ken Libbrecht. He has spent his career focused on flurries, using current technology to capture the simple yet sophisticated beauty of snow. This exhibition is located in the Lower Court.