Professor Pell Exhibits at the Gregg Museum in Raleigh, NC

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Professor Pell Exhibits at the Gregg Museum in Raleigh, NC

Black-and-white print of a drawing of a mermaid

Professor Rich Pell will be debuting his work, “The Mermaid De-Extinction Project� at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design in Raleigh, NC on October 17 as part of the “Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology� exhibition. The exhibition, which continues through March 15, 2020, is organized by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Society and the NC State University Libraries.

“The Mermaid De-Extinction Project� examines historical and recent developments with respect to our scientific relationship to mythological mermaids. Beginning with early modern scientists descriptions of mermaid sightings, proceeding through 19th century “Feejee� mermaid specimens and culminating with the ongoing effort to understand or falsify mermaid-like genomic data originating from the Siren Genomics revelations.

Pell will also speak on the “Biotechnology as Culture� panel on October 18.

Exhibition website