A sample of the plethora of edible eggs on exhibit. Photo by Bruce Museum
Fabergé-inspired, jewel-encrusted egg. Courtesy of Betteridge Jewelers
Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History
March 23, 2013 - October 20, 2013
Just in time for Easter, the Bruce Museum is opening Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History, a show that will enthrall children and scientists alike with its investigation of the age-old question “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
Eggs-hibition will delight visitors with an array of bird eggs, edible eggs, ugly eggs, and magnificent eggs.
Follow the human journey of our fascination with eggs as symbols of rebirth and renewal since the dawn of mankind.
Featured are several spectacular eggs and artworks borrowed from Betteridge Jewelers, the Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford, and the Museum of Russian Icons as well as specimens from the Bruce Museum collection.
From food to children’s fairy tales, Fabergé eggs to pharmacology, Eggs-hibition explores the evolution of the egg, its prominent inclusion in creation myths worldwide, the complex simplicity of its design, and the inspiration it imparts on artists who have painted, bejeweled, photographed, and written about them for over a millennium.
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