Green Currency: Plants in the Economy

An Exhibition of Botanical Art

Hosted by The New York Botanical Garden and the American Society of Botanical Artists

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Cotton, Gossypium herbaceum (detail)
© 2010 Esther Klahne, watercolor on paper

On View April 20–August 21, 2011; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

In the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery

As featured in American Art Collector magazine, Green Currency: Plants in the Economy is an exciting visual exploration of the flowers, trees, fruits, and vegetables that suffuse every level of our global economy.

The Garden's first ever juried botanical art exhibition, Green Currency introduces you to the plants that make the world go round and to one of the fascinating disciplines offered by the Garden's Adult Education department.

To learn more about the Garden's Botanical Art program and to sign up for classes, visit nybg.org/adulted.

An audio tour in the Gallery features stories about each of the 43 stunning works from the artists who created them.

After viewing the show, head out into the Garden grounds and see if you can spot some of the plants in their natural habitats, as indicated by signage.

Continue to learn how plants are integral to society. Take home the Green Currency: Plants in the Economy catalog! Buy it at Shop in the Garden, or order it online at nybgshop.org.

Generous support provided by the Karen Katen Foundation
Exhibitions in the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery are made possible by support from the Arthur and Janet Ross Fund.
Audio tour sponsored by Bloomberg

For more information about the American Society of Botanical Artists, visit AmSocBotArtists.org