Small Wonders: Insects in Focus

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  • Location: Whitehead Gallery
  • Dates: November 11th, 2023 through January 14th, 2024
  • Admission: Normal Rates

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce the opening of Small Wonders: Insects in Focus. In the air, water, and even under foot, insects inhabit every domain of our daily lives, performing essential functions that balance our fragile ecosystem on earth.  By using cutting-edge technology and custom methods, artist Bob Sober created this exhibit of breathtaking beauty that allows viewers to see this hidden world like they’ve never seen it before. Small Wonders aims to inspire, in an artistic way, our natural curiosity to understand the form, function, and diversity of nature. The exhibition opens on November 11th, 2023 and runs through January 14th, 2024.  

Insects have been on earth 350 million years, while sharing the planet with humans for only the past 2 million years. Hundreds of thousands of insect species have been documented (scientists believe 30 million may exist), far outnumbering the total of all other animal species. Insects are so prolific that thousands share our own backyards. Bob Sober, a visual artist as well as technological pioneer whose photographic techniques are the subject of educational tutorials, offers a series of thirty images that bring the natural world to a scale rarely experienced until now. Small Wonders finds viewers at the intersection of art and science, and brings together two fields of thought in a provocative and inspiring way.

The exhibition is organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.