June 5 - July 27, 2018
Tuesday - Friday 11 - 5 & by appt
Many drawings in this exhibition come from France, Germany and the United Kingdom, where there was a strong drive to classify and accurately record the flora and fauna of the time. Drawn beetles, fish, crustaceans, squash, mushrooms, eggs and bulbs are all exquisitely replicated on paper, often floating in the center of the page with without context beyond the species label. The exhibition also includes examples of herbaria, which are made through the meticulous practice of adhering dried algae or leaves and flowers to paper without the use of glue.