This is an exhibition about diversity, about the richness of landscapes, climate, life, and cultures of Baja California, a region in Mexico encompassing the second-longest peninsula on Earth.
The geologic history of Baja California has created a uniquely varied environment, with dramatically different habitats. Winds and oceanic currents shape the climate, with surprising variety and variability. Thousands of years of isolation, and the pressures to adapt to harsh and unpredictable environments, have led to an astounding array of plants and animals. People are part of this peninsula's story, sometimes fighting to overcome the harsh and difficult environment, other times adapting to it. These four forcesgeology, climate, life, and humankindserve both as the inspiration and organization of this provocative exhibition.
Cardón cactus and shoreline at Ensenada San Basilio
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