An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understandings of scientific principals; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
Italian Map of the Sun. Illustration from, 'Mundus Subterraneus,' by Athanasius Kircher engraving on two sheets of joined paper 15 ⅜ in x 19 in (39.05 cm x 48.26 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 1/16 in (56.04 cm x 45.88 cm) Gift of Robert Israel
Claude Monet The Break-up of the Ice (La Débâcle or Les Glaçons) oil on canvas 23 ¾ in x 39 3/10 in (60.33 cm x 99.85 cm);32 ½ in x 48 in x 2 ¾ in (82.55 cm x 121.92 cm x 6.99 cm) Acquired through the generosity of Russell B. Stearns (LS&A, 1916), and his wife Andree B. Stearns, Dedham, Massachusetts
Jerome Magid Preproduction JA Platform Vehicle - Dodge Stratus/Mitsubishi Sebring 3/8 Scale Wind Tunnel, Chrysler Corporation from "Detroit Focus 2000" color photograph on paper 11 in. x 14 in. ( 27.9 cm x 35.5 cm ) Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund