Pursuit & Persistence: 300 Years of Women in Science (Online Exhibition)

104 S. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Pursuit & Persistence: 300 Years of Women in Science explored how women scientists have overcome obstacles to achieve breakthroughs, make places for themselves in science, and help others along the way.

The exhibition invited visitors to meet women whose boundless curiosity impelled them to investigate the mysteries of the universe, from the stars glittering in the night sky down to the inner workings of cells in our bodies and the structures of the atoms that make up all matter.

Dozens of documents, publications, and artifacts from the APS’s extensive collections and private lenders—most never exhibited before—illuminate the groundbreaking scientific research and sometimes bumpy career trajectories of these remarkable women. Throughout the exhibition, contemporary artworks by Rebecca Kamen interpret the scientists’ discoveries in visual form and celebrate their achievements.