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The Apes & Us: A Century of Representations of Our Closest Relatives

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Monday, May 20, 2024

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Hohbach Hall, Main Exhibit Promenade
557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
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Centering upon a set of paintings by the Austrian artist and evolutionist Gabriel von Max (1840-1915), The Apes & Us explores a century of of representations of primates in relation to humans. Come tour the cultural fascination with apes that began in the decades after Darwin published On the Origin of Species (1859) as it spread into art, literature, and film, science and pseudoscience, the scholarly and the sensational.

This exhibit is free and open to the public. Learn more about visiting Stanford Libraries on our website.  

Image: Gabriel von Max, Abelard and Heloise, c. 1900, oil on canvas. The Jack Daulton Collection. Photography by Don Tuttle/Marty Kelly.

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