Artists take on the Bell Natural History Museum

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The Bell Museum of Natural History has come up with yet another series designed to breathe new life into its aging dioramas.

It’s called Bell Social, and it each month for four months it brings in a new artist to respond the museum’s collection and space.

Last month Matthew Bakkom installed a “didactic intervention,” replacing the usual exhibition text with something more akin to excerpts from a Raymond Chandler detective novel.

Tonight starting at 6pm, University of Minnesota assistant professor Ali Momeni will transform the museum’s habitat dioramas through a light and sound show.

In addition, scientific experts will offer short presentations on the role light plays in our environment.

The Bell Museum is already known for its “Cafe Scientifique

” series, which takes on scientific topics in hip Minneapolis settings.

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