Nature on Display
The frog exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History was particularly appealing to me because of the wide variety of species to look at. The design of the exhibit lead the observer in a path that allowed them to look at every frog without being overwhelmed. The exhibit captured my attention because the display is of a live creature, rather than a static painting. Living, breathing animals are entertaining and grasp the attention of the audience; they have personalities and maneuver their displays with curiosity. Mediums such as paintings are still. Although some might argue that paintings portray movement through blurred lines and cloudy images, the fact is, they are fixed and unchanging. The frog exhibit displays live creatures and shows them in action in a simulated environment. One display showed a frog swimming around in the water; I would never have seen this without the live display.