Entwined: Botany, Art & the Lost Cat Swamp Habitat
A celebration of art and science
John Hay Library, Brown University
January 10, 2019 through April 30, 2019
Opening Reception: January 10, 4 to 6 pm
This exhibit showcases botanical watercolors by noted artist Edward Peckham and matching specimens from Brown’s Herbarium. Paintings and specimens come from Cat Swamp, a (former) “mecca” for botanists on the east side of Providence, lost to urban development in the early 1900’s. The exhibit is a collaboration of Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, Rhode Island Historical Society, Brown University Herbarium and Brown University.
A number of programs are being planned around this exhibit including a talk on January 19, Botanical Art: A Retrospective and a Botanical Illustration Workshop sometime in March at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Exhibit Hours Mon-Thurs: 10 am to 6 pm, Fri: 10 am t0 5 pm, Sat-Sun: Closed
Directions to John Hay Library 20 Prospect St, Providence, RI