The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 13, 2014

Harry Potter traveling exhibit opening in Oklahoma


Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. — A new traveling exhibit at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences highlights the Harry Potter book series and the Renaissance-era traditions it is based on.

The exhibit, "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine," starts Monday and runs through Feb. 22.

It focuses on Harry Potter's world and the history of science, including the works and 15th and 16th-century thinkers. It features potions, monsters and magical creatures.

Although the books are fantasy, the Harry Potter series is partially based on Renaissance traditions, including alchemy, astrology and natural philosophy.

The United States National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health developed and produced the exhibit.