At the Lloyd

Back from the Brink

June 9 - August 15, 2014

Martha the Passenger PigeonThis year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last known passenger pigeon, Martha (shown at right), who died at the Cincinnati Zoo, despite attempts to find her a mate and save the species, which once numbered in the millions.

Over the course of human history, we have, unfortunately, caused the end of numerous species.

This exhibition features species that have made a comeback, showing those moments when our species has recognized our own folly and done something to make a difference. It is a quest that we still pursue.

Featuring the artistic talents of:

Masterworks for Nature

Check out the online gallery if you can't make it in to see the show in person.

John Agnew
Linda Howard Bittner
DeVere Burt
Nancy Foureman
Ann Geise
Charley Harper
Mary Louise Holt
Debbie Lentz
John A. Ruthven
Chris Walden

Art sales throughout the show benefit both the Lloyd Library and Museum and the Carl H. Lindner Jr. Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Concurrent book exhibition features the work of George-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, the "father of natural history," as well as the works of some of his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors who benefited from his work, one of the first comprehensive encyclopedias of natural history, the 36 volume Histoire Naturelle (1749-1788)

Buffon swan


CREW logo

Zoo logo

Fold the Flock pigeonPLUS - Visitors to the exhibition can participate in Fold the Flock

This summer the Audubon Society is promoting awareness of endangered species with a project they're calling Fold the Flock. Origami passenger pigeons can be downloaded or purchased from their site and once you've made your bird, you can upload an image to their Facebook page. OR...you can visit the Lloyd where we will have have the unfolded birds available. You can come in, make a pigeon, and either add to our flock, or take it and start your own flock. Either way, you can upload your image to the Fold the Flock page and the Lloyd's page. Loads of fun for both kids and adults!


Permanent Exhibit: The George Rieveschl, Jr. History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit

Lloyd cold stillThe George Rieveschl, Jr. History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit features a patented Lloyd Cold Still (at right) built in Cincinnati and used at the University of Michigan and at AYSL Corp; significant components of the Soxhlet extractor used by Drs. Monroe Wall and Mansukh Wani to isolate the anti-cancer drug Taxol® at Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina; and culminates with a look at the anti-allergen drug, Benadryl® and its creator, local Cincinnati scientist and philanthropist, George Rieveschl, Jr.

This exhibit made possible through the generous support of: The George Rieveschl, Jr. Book Fund; American Chemical Society-Cincinnati Chapter;  American Society of Pharmacognosy Foundation; Elizabeth Wakeman Henderson Foundation; AYSL Corporation; Research Triangle Institute;  LLM’s Friends and Donors; Anonymous; Camden Foundation; In Memory of the Grabowski Family; Brian Hanson; and Benet’s Pharmacy.






Upcoming Exhibits

June 9 - August 15, 2014 - "Back from the Brink," art by MasterWorks for Nature artists, with book exhibition on species that have recovered from the brink of extinction

September 13 - December 12, 2014 - "If Wine is sublime..." art and book show on viticulture - call for art information

January - March 2015 - Cactus - Photograph exhibition by Joel Quimby (tentative) and rare book exhibit

Want to exhibit your own artwork at the Lloyd?

For more information about exhibiting artwork at the Lloyd, please contact the Curator, provide a resume, a digital sample(s) of your work, a possible topic of your show, and time frame(s) that you are available to exhibit. We will get back to you with a decision and other information at our earliest convenience.

Exhibition Catalogs - Past Exhibits

"Wounded Home" (July 20, 2013 - January 18, 2014) (Click here to view the exhibition web page)

"What Makes the Reindeer Fly?" (December 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013)

"The North American Experience: Early American Illustrated" (March 25-June 21, 2013)


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