Mary and Her Monster

Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, was published in the 1800’s when she was just 21 years old. An audacious and fascinating young woman, Mary challenged conventions, overcame obstacles, and found inspiration in the art, culture, and science of her time.

Learn about Mary Shelley’s life and her novel in the immersive Mary and Her Monster exhibit. See Mary’s magic bookcase filled with artifacts and books from The Bakken collection, solve the puzzle of Frankenstein’s story illustrated by artist Zak Sally, and meet a living portrait of Mary to hear what inspired her.