Losing Paradise? Endangered Plants Here and Around the World
Opens at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
August 14 – December 12, 2010
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20560
The Exhibit highlights the unique and provocative way scientists and conservationists are approaching the loss of plant biodiversity – particularly through their work with botanical artists whose images serve as an essential historic record of plant species. One area focuses on Alice Tangerini’s work for the Museum, providing a step-by-step description of her illustration process along with displays of tools and materials.
GNSI and ASBA member Alice Tangerini worked behind the scenes to set things in motion and to coordinate numerous aspects of the exhibition and reception. And Katherine Lenard of FasterKitty, designed the signage accompanying the exhibition and gave the show its distinctive look.
Every Monday between 10am and 1pm during the exhibition’s run, the Museum will be presenting “The Illustrator Is In,” featuring botanical artists demonstrating and teaching their techniques in the Losing Paradise? exhibition gallery. Over 7 million people visit the National Museum of Natural History annually and it is open from 10am to 5:30pm daily.
Adapted from the ASBA site