Dr. Gottfried brought this cast of a skull of a so-called 'mammal-like reptile' from South Africa, that is about 240 million years old to WKAR's Studio S, along with a 50-million year old Sand-tiger shark tooth fossil from the Canadian Arctic.
Kids go crazy about dinosaur fossils at the museum. Most of us grow out of that dinosaur phase, and those dinosaurs become reminders that we are turning into fossils, at least to our kids. But fossils are much more than just old bones. They can tell stories about where we came from, and about our planet’s history.
The exhibit Revisiting Verger’s Dahomey: A Photographic Contrast is currently on display at the Michigan State University Museum. The show presents a comparison of the images of Pierre Verger, the French photojournalist who immersed himself in the lives, customs, and beliefs of the people of Dahomey, now Benin, West Africa.
The MSU Museum has two new photo exhibitions that display the work life of people around the globe. One is called “An Extraordinary Document of Our World” and the other is called “Detroit Resurgent.” The Detroit project will be turned into a book by the MSU Press next year.
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point of the U.S. Civil War. The MSU Museum is observing Michigan's involvement in the conflict between North and South. Roger Rosentreter, professor of history at Michigan State University, discusses the exhibit, "Michigan and the Civil War."
The MSU Museum used social media to help build its new exhibit VOICE. The exhibit focuses on the words sing, roar, cry, whisper, persuade, and converse.
Each word has its own display filled with items and selected by the public. WKAR's Emanuele Berry stopped by VOICE to speak with MSU Museum Education Specialist and Assistant Curator of Folk Arts, Mary Worral.