Fall 2023 - Science Meets Art at the Beneski Museum: the Photographs of Professor Greenstein


The Beneski Museum of Natural History presents the Beneski Photographs of Emeritus Professor of Astronomy George Greenstein. Greenstein has captured the play of light and the intersecting geometries of shadow and skeleton within the main gallery in a set of evocative images. This exhibition is located on the second-floor
balcony of the Museum and will be on display throughout the remainder of the fall semester.
Prof Greenstein taught Astronomy at Amherst for forty years before retiring in 2012. He is the author or coauthor of many research papers and pedagogical essays, and of six books explicating quantum mechanics and the universe for the popular reader. Greenstein is also an accomplished photographer.

Spring 2015 "Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape"


If a picture is worth a thousand words, "Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape" —a traveling exhibition from the University of Alaska Museum of the North—speaks volumes about glacial retreat and the consequences of climate change in the Alaskan Arctic.

On view at Amherst College’s Beneski Museum of Natural History through April 19, "Then & Now" features photographs and media presentations that illustrate the startling effects of climate change, provide context about the Arctic ecosystem and illuminate the behind-the-photo stories of the consequences of climate change for Arctic indigenous peoples.

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