This exhibition explores the ways in which botanists and entomologists worked in tandem with artists to record and disseminate knowledge in the early-modern period (1500-1800). The exhibition also showcases the recent acquisition, Anna Ruysch’s Still Life of Flowers in a Glass Vase on a Stone Ledge (ca. 1690). Co-curated by Anna Chen, head librarian at William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles, and Maureen Warren, curator of European and American Art at Krannert Art Museum.
For more information: https://kam.illinois.edu/exhibition/coveting-nature-art-collecting-and-natural-history-early-modern-europe
Accompanying exhibition, Claudia Swan delivered the Philipp Fehl Lecture in Art, entitled, Rarities of these Lands: Tulips and other Exotica in the Making of Golden Age Holland
October 19, 5:30pm