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John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence

January 2019

Exhibit – Entwined: Botany, Art & the Lost Cat Swamp Habitat

January 10, 2019 - April 30, 2019

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…

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General Meeting & Lecture

January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Botanical Art: A Retrospective  Botanical art, with its rich history and high standards, has always informed and promoted botany and the plant world. Pam Harrington, botanical illustrator and horticulturist will trace the evolving role of this art form starting with botanical art and illustrations in medieval and renaissance times, through its rise to a "Golden Age".  The work of Edward Lewis Peckham of Providence, RI during the mid 19th century, which is featured in the current exhibit Entwined: Botany, Art…

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