In 1786, Charles Willson Peale created the most important, and most famous, museum in Revolutionary-era America. A fusion of natural history and art, Peale's Philadelphia Museum was meant to be an embodiment of the Enlightenment. Behind the Crimson Curtain provides a unique window into science, art, and the Enlightenment in early America.
Dr. Lee Dugatkin is a professor at the University of Louisville, where he does research on the history of science, evolutionary biology and more. His books include "Behind The Crimson Curtain: The Rise and Fall of Peale's Museum" (2020) and "Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose" (2009). Dr. Dugatkin is also author of "How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog" (2017), which the New York Times Books review called "Sparkling... A story that is part science, part Russian fairy tale, and part spy thriller.”
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