Did you ever stop to wonder if New Haven would have been different if it weren't for the presence of East and West Rock? New Haven Museum collaborated with Dr. Jelle de Boer, the Harold T. Sterns Professor of Earth Science, Emeritus from Wesleyan Univeristy, for its new exhibit, titled New Haven's Sentinels: The Art and Science of East and West Rock, which explores the effect New Haven's local geology had on the development of the arts and sciences in the area. In the exhibit are paintings from the Museum's own collection, as well as geological objects from both Wesleyan and the Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven's Sentinels will be on view through the end of May.
New Haven's Sentinels: The Art and Science of East and West Rock, Jan. 12-May 31, Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., noon-5 p.m., New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 562-4183, newhavenmuseum.org.