March 10 - July 31, 2021
To read Lauren Moya Ford’s review of this exhibition, go here.
From Rienzi, Houston:
“Throughout the 18th century new ideas about nature, based on scientific discoveries and geographic explorations, resulted in extraordinary representations of the natural world in the visual arts. As European nations explored distant lands and established colonies in the Americas, South Africa, and Asia, botanicals flowed into the continent from all over the world.
Scientific discoveries and the new print culture helped fuel botanical study and the close observation of nature. These new discoveries ignited a craze for landscape gardens both in and out of doors. Perpetual Bloom explores the ways in which botanicals were displayed and re-created in domestic interiors during the 18th century. The exhibition features a variety of porcelain objects, silver, and engravings.”
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