Heralding the Way to a New World

Exploring Women in Science and Medicine Through the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection


January 19, 2016May 23, 2016

Location: Michael and Karen Stone Family Gallery

From the first entomologist to capture the stages of metamorphosis of the butterfly (1705) to the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States (1849), the women in this exhibit were pioneers in science and medicine. Whether self-trained or classically educated, they not only made groundbreaking contributions to their fields, but also provide a foundation for future women to follow in their footsteps. Despite their accomplishments, most of these women remain overlooked or under-recognized in history. This exhibit highlights the stories of seven revolutionary women in science and medicine and celebrates the arrival of the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection.