The Insect Show


  • The Zymoglyphic Museum 211 SE Madison #20 Portland OR

With over a million known species, and possibly ten times that many yet to be discovered, insects make up the vast majority of the planet’s diversity. They buzz, crawl, flit, hop, swim, hover, swarm, and inch their way in our urban cracks and crevices, in the undergrowth, through the air, in ponds and streams, and everywhere else. They are seen in turn as fascinating, beautiful, creepy, useful, pestilent, and, to some, inspiring. 

The Zymoglyphic Museum presents art inspired by insects:

Paintings by Edith Casterline - http://www.edithcasterlineart.com/
Drawings by Amanda Quiroz - https://www.facebook.com/illuminatedust
Invented insects by Zebith Thalden - https://www.facebook.com/intersectusdesign
"To Bee or Not to Bee" - Artist’s book by Twokandoux
Framed wasp nests by Don Golden

In addition:

An extremely rare Albatross Moth from the Marcus Kelli Collection -https://www.facebook.com/TheMarcusKelliCollection
and the utterly unique Great Woolly Ant from the Faux Museum -https://www.facebook.com/thefauxmuseum!

AND special for the opening:

Insect petting zoo - live insects brought by Greg Byrd!

Additional open days:
Sunday, May 15, 1-5 PM
Sunday, May 29, 1-5 PM