Explore the fascinating world of bees through Wild Bees: Photographs by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman, on view at the Everhart Museum from June 15 through October 1, 2023. This exhibition of high-resolution macro photography highlights native bees and their anatomy in great detail and captures them as they live within a universe filled with the bright colors and intricate architecture of flowers.
Sharp and Eatman are the authors of the website Wild Bees of New York (www.sharpeatmanaguides.com), the result of a three-year project tracking, photographing, identifying, and describing more than 120 northeastern bee species for the New York State Park system. A result of the project, which was part science, part art, is the stunning macro photographs on display in Wild Bees, now on a tour of prominent museums, art galleries, and botanical gardens across the country.
“Our goal,” Sharp and Eatman explain, “is to lure people into the fascinating world of native bees. A central aim of our projects is to capture the astonishing beauty of the miniature natural landscapes revealed by the macro lens of a camera.” They add that the exhibition also brings attention to bees’ crucial role in pollinating plants of all kinds for the sustainability of ecosystems everywhere.
Included alongside Sharp and Eatman’s work are beekeeping wares from the Everhart’s collection.
“Anyone who eats food needs bees,” says Everhart Museum Interim Executive Director Charles Barber. “Not only are the photographs dramatic and exciting, but they also encourage us to consider the extremely important role that bees play in our environment.”
About the Everhart Museum:
Founded in 1908, the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art is the largest general museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Everhart Museum, located in Nay Aug Park in Scranton, is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to the collection, care, and display of a diverse array of objects, including natural history, science, and fine arts. Through its exhibitions and programs, the Everhart Museum has become an invaluable regional resource for educational and cultural opportunities. General support for the Museum is received from the Lackawanna County Office of Education & Culture, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the City of Scranton, and many wonderful friends and donors.
The Everhart Museum is located at 1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton, PA. It has visiting hours of 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Thursday and Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, and 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Sunday. For more information and updates on expanded hours, please visit the Everhart's website or contact the Museum at 570-346-7186.
PLEASE NOTE: Event information, dates, and times are subject to change. This is a public calendar; the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau recommends contacting the event organizer for the most up-to-date information.