MUSEUMS/EXHIBITIONS (1) Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids

Why do so many different cultures include dragons in their mythology? Anthropology, archaeology and art history meet in this new exhibit designed to explore the roots of belief in fantastical creatures. Art, cultural artifacts, fossils and animal relics are displayed side by side, illustrating how, for example, narwhal tusks fueled a unicorn craze in medieval Europe. Learn how human imagination (and misinterpretation) has created stories of impossible beasts, many of which have become central myths in cultures around the world.