RHYTHM OF THE TIDES MARINE MURAL EXHIBIT
Between 2014-2017 we undertook the biggest exhibit creation project since the building of the Walter B. Memorial Gallery, transforming a 19’ x 32’ foot spiral staircase into an impressive seven mural exhibit featuring 129 marine species and the ecology of the peritidal zones of the Bay of Fundy and Grand Manan. With funding and artists from multiple sources, we transformed a sterile space into a dynamic one that elicits gasps of awe and delight from all ages.
An article about the making of this impressive exhibit was written by Curator/Director M.J. Edwards and published in the January 2019 issue of MUSE and also featured on the cover of this national magazine of the Canadian Museums Association.
When you visit this exhibit you will learn about many species of bird, sea mammal, mollusk, shark, seaweed, bivalve, fish, jellyfish, zooplankton, and more. You will learn about the fragile ecology and economic value of the different tidal zone species and the life they support, as well as the challenges the species in them face for survival. A detailed species book with photos allows you to delve further into the biology of each species and learn more about their particular niche in the food chain. (3 or 4 photos)