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Darwin. Art and the Search for Origins (2009, Darwin: Kunst und die Suche nach den Ursprüngen) was an exhibition curated by Pamela Kort and Max Hollein held at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's pivotal work On the Origin of Species. With some 150 paintings, drawings, and lithographs, as well as rare documentary material, the exhibition focuses on the work of several artists. On the cover of the English-language catalogue was Gabriel von Max's Affe vor Skelett (Monkey before a Skeleton).

Artists in the exhibition include René Binet, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Arnold Böcklin, Jean Carriès, Frederic Edwin Church, Max Ernst, Léon Maxime Faivre, Ernst Haeckel, Martin Johnson Heade, John Heartfield, Xénophon Hellouin, Max Klinger, Alfred Kubin, František Kupka, Gabriel von Max, Odilon Redon and George Frederic Watts.

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