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Stephen and Sylvia Duran Sharnoff © Stephen and Sylvia Duran Sharnoff


Crustose Lichens on Shale
This photo was taken in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Merced County, California, U.S.A.

Full-size Exhibition

Featuring images akin to modern art, Lichens shows the wide range of colour and form seen in lichens.

The Canadian Museum of Nature's own Irwin Brodo dedicated his research life to the study of lichens. These stunning photos were selected from Dr. Brodo's book, Lichens of North America. They were taken by his co-authors Stephen and Sylvia Duran Sharnoff.

Lichens are unique life forms, found on every continent, and they can grow in frigid polar regions, harsh deserts, and even in your own backyard.

So look around! You'll be surprised where you can spot these fascinating organisms.


  • 16 photographs
  • introduction panel
  • two content panels explaining lichen colour and form
  • labels

Space Requirements

  • approximately 100 running feet
  • frame sizes: four frames at 28″ × 42″, and 12 frames at 20″ × 28″
  • storage for one shipping crate

This exhibition is also available in digital format. Contact us for details!

Special Requirements

  • security and environmental controls


  • loan fee starts at $4335
  • fee includes insurance
  • shipping fees are extra
  • loan period: 12 weeks or more


  • contact us to find out when this exhibition is available

Contact Us

Where to See It

To book this exhibition, or for more info:
• Tel: 613.566.4211
• Toll-free: 1.800.263.4433.

Previous Venues

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • March 13, 2021 – September 6, 2021

  • Museum of Natural History

  • Cambridge, Ontario
  • November 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017

  • Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

  • Tainan, Taiwan
  • November 1, 2015 – February 28, 2016

  • Tree Valley Life Science Museum