American Museum of Natural History

Horse Exhibit to Open at NY Museum

The exhibit will open at the American Museum of Natural History May 17.

(Edited press release)

"The Horse," a comprehensive exhibition on the enduring bond between horses and humanity, opened at the American Museum of Natural History May 17, and will remain on view until January 4, 2009. 

"The Horse" explores early interactions between horses and humans and shows how horses have, over time, influenced civilization, including major changes in warfare, trade, transportation, agriculture, sports, and many other facets of human life.

“Other than humans themselves, the horse is perhaps the single most important species in human history,” said Ellen Futter, president of the American Museum of Natural History. “The story of how we have shaped horses and how horses have shaped us is profound and complex, and we are delighted to present this exhibition showcasing that dynamic and enduring relationship.”

"The Horse" is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage; the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau-Ottawa; The Field Museum, Chicago; and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

"The Horse" is made possible, in part, by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund.

Online visitors can explore "The Horse" and purchase tickets to the exhibit by going to the Museum’s home page,, and clicking the link in the “On Exhibit” area.