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Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
From: 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Frances Glessner Lee, the first female police captain in the U.S., composed incredibly detailed dioramas that illustrated crime scenes in stark detail to train homicide investigators starting in the 1940s. Many believe Lee founded forensic science, and now, her revolutionary work will be on display at the Renwick Gallery. You can appreciate these realistic constructions and their minutiae while challenging your own powers of observation, just like a detective would when observing the aftermath of a crime.
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
1700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20006