Preserving the Pinelands: Albert Horner’s Portraits of a National Treasure
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street St
DATE / TIME
Oct 12, 2019 - Jun 28, 2020
- 04:45 PM
“Preserving the Pinelands: Albert Horner’s Portraits of a National Treasure,” is a new exhibition featuring images by photographer Albert Horner (Medford, NJ) which capture the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve. A number of artifacts and scientific specimens from the Museum’s collections help tell some of the stories of the land, animals, people and industries that make this unique area a state and national treasure. “Preserving the Pinelands” will be on view October 12 through June 28, 2020 in the East Gallery on the Museum’s on the first floor.
The photographs capture Horner’s reverence for this extraordinary region – one of North America’s largest and healthiest surviving aquifers, a habitat for rare wildlife and flora, a place with a fascinating history and folklore, as well as his dedication to using his work to educate and to inspire others to protect this fragile ecosystem. Through Horner’s lens, visitors can wander through the region’s forests and discover the surprising variety of scenery, habitats and species in this island of biodiversity within the most crowded part of North America.