Date(s) - June 4, 2014 - September 20, 2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

June 4 – September 20, 2014

Artists have long explored the botanical world, creating beautiful illustrations published in books and portfolios.  Many of these illustrations were scientific in nature, recording the world’s flora in detailed and accurate images meant to further botanical knowledge. Yet, the use of the botanical illustration falls into wider contexts.  In this exhibition, selected from the rich holdings of the CSU Libraries Special Collections, well-known artists such as Walter Crane and Aubrey Beardsley as well as anonymous artists, draw from the botanical world for a myriad of purposes.  Scientific illustrations, garden manuals, literary collaborations, and children’s books are featured in this exhibition, co-curated by Janet Bishop, Coordinator for Archives and Special Collections, Ann Schwalm, Special Collections and Preservation Technician, and Linny Frickman, Director, University Art Museum.