Catesby in the Carolinas

April 27, 2022 - August 13, 2022

  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: McKissick Museum
  • Address: USC Horseshoe, 945 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29208
  • Price: Free

McKissick Museum, along with the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, the A. C. Moore Herbarium, the South Caroliniana Library, and the Mark Catesby Centre have come together to create a two-part exhibition centering around Mark Catesby and his monumental work, Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (1729-1747).  "Catesby in the Carolinas" highlights artifacts from all five collections with exhibit spaces in McKissick Museum and the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. It contextualizes Catesby’s life and works within his own time, situates the importance of his publications in the history of the University of South Carolina Libraries, and considers Catesby’s enduring importance for our own cultural and ecological moment.