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Event Calendar

Frida Kahlo's Garden: Botany & Art in Conservation

Event Information

Date: Thursday, 02/21/2019

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 16 or older

Contact Phone: 815.722.9470

Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

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Event Details

Botanical illustrations are still relevant even in today’s digital age. In this program, participants will learn a brief history of botanical art and compare and contrast photographs, pressed specimens, and illustrations. Discover why illustrations are best for representing specific details and how they help students of botany learn plant structures. There may also be an opportunity to try your hand at illustrating.


Event Requirements

Registration required by Tuesday, February 19: 815.722.9470.


This program will be held indoors in an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

This program is being held in connection with the Frida Kahlo's Garden exhibition. This exhibition is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Frida Kahlo’s Garden is adapted from the exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: ART, GARDEN, LIFE, organized by guest curator Adriana Zavala at The New York Botanical Garden. It was made possible with major funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Karen Katen Foundation, The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, MetLife Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Gillian and Robert Steel. It was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by the Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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