The Art of the Plant exhibition is on display at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Stone Wall Gallery, Ottawa, from May 10, 2018 to October 14, 2018. The exhibition dates synchronized with the opening of the world-wide botanical art exhibition in May 2018
The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada’s national museum of natural history sciences. The museum provides evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences and meaningful engagement with nature’s past, present, and future. It achieves this through scientific research, a 14-million specimen collection, education programs, presentation of signature galleries and travelling exhibitions, and a dynamic website, nature.ca. The museum houses the National Herbarium of Canada, an astonishing public archive with more than 1.2 million preserved specimens of plants, lichens, and algae which documents Canada’s changing flora through time, from the 1700’s to the present day.
Botanical Art Worldwide was organized by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). The website features the participating countries and accompanying information. A slideshow presentation was created by the ASBA showing over 800 artworks of native plants from the partner countries, on display at each venue for the duration of their exhibitions.