Saturday, November 18, 2017

Murder is Her Hobby

Murder is her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death will be at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW) until January 28, 2018.

Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) crafted her extraordinary “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”—exquisitely detailed miniature crime scenes—to train homicide investigators to “convict the guilty, clear the innocent, and find the truth in a nutshell.” These dollhouse-sized dioramas of true crimes, created in the first half of the 20th century and still used in forensic training today, helped to revolutionize the emerging field of homicide investigation.

To learn more about this exhibit, click here.

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