In Praise of Dioramas -The American Museum of Natural History

 Ray Bradbury's short story The Veldt might well have taken it's cue from the African mammal dioramas in the American Museum of National History.  It's nearly hard to believe this Exhibition hall, named after Carl Ackeley, opened in 1936.  There is a feeling one might step into the scene, and the suspended moment that these antelope are caught in might  break, and see them bound off the grassland, leaving you stranded with the rough grass scratching your legs, and a scent of trouble in the air.  


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