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Mertz Library Humanities

Great Collections and the Art of Nature

Friday, January 27, 2017

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Presented by the Humanities Institute—LuEsther T. Mertz Library
In conjunction with the exhibition Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art, curated by Lucia Tomasi, Susan Fraser, and Tony Willis.

Hosted by the Humanities Institute—LuEsther T. Mertz Library, this Colloquium is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art, and focusses on the theme of great collectors and exceptional botanical art collections. Open to the public, this round-table will feature presentations by various experts who will each discuss, in different ways, the remarkable art of botanical collecting and some of its most famous protagonists, throughout the 20th-century and up to the present.

Speakers

Sir Peter Crane, President, Oak Spring Garden Foundation: Oak Spring as a New Research Center

Therese O’Malley, Associate Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art: Great Collectors of Botanical Art and Their Legacy

Lugene Bruno, Curator of Art & Senior Research Scholar, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University: Rachel Hunt’s Botanical Art Collection as a Modern Research Center

Elizabeth Eustis, Independent Scholar, contributing author Flora Illustrata: The David L. Andrews and Elizabeth Kals Reilley Collections in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden

Speakers

Sir Peter Crane, President, Oak Spring Garden Foundation: Oak Spring as a New Research Center

Therese O’Malley, Associate Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art: Great Collectors of Botanical Art and Their Legacy

Lugene Bruno, Curator of Art & Senior Research Scholar, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University: Rachel Hunt’s Botanical Art Collection as a Modern Research Center

Elizabeth Eustis, Independent Scholar, contributing author Flora Illustrata: The David L. Andrews and Elizabeth Kals Reilley Collections in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden

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