Animal Legends:
From the Trojan Horse to Godzilla

March 4, 2011 - September 30, 2011
Hirshland Exhibition Gallery
Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

On March 4, 2011 the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections opened the exhibition, “Animal Legends: From the Trojan Horse to Godzilla.” Drawing on the Library’s collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and other artifacts, “Animal Legends” explores how and why humans choose to elevate certain individual animals or species to the status of divinities, emblems, mascots, heroes, or celebrities.

You may also view the online version of this exhibition.

Thursday June 9, 2011:

“Hybrids & Chimeras, Real & Imagined: Crossing Forbidden Boundaries in the Animal Kingdom”

4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Hollis E. Cornell (HEC) Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

A Lecture by Dr. Doug Antczak (A&S ’69), the Dorothy Havemeyer McConville Professor of Equine Medicine at Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health. Hear Dr. Doug Antczak explore the relationship between humans and animals in the context of selective breeding and genetic engineering. He will explain how these processes have put evolution on ‘fast forward’ for several domesticated species, and how they are thus bringing Myth closer to Reality, and vice versa.

Reception and viewing of the “Animal Legends” exhibition to follow:

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Hirshland Gallery, Kroch Library, Level 2B

Information for visitors