Isabella Kirkland, Trade from the portfolio Taxa, 2008, inkjet print, The Nancy Gray Sherrill, Class of 1954, Collection, 2010.42.4
Global Flora Botanical Imagery and Exploration
Oct 19, 2011 - Feb 26, 2012

Long admired for its aesthetic qualities and scientific importance, botanical imagery traces links from historical encounter, conquest, and collecting to the contemporary effects of globalization on our experience of place. This exhibition, drawn from the Davis collections and Wellesley College Library’s Special Collections, features prints and illustrated books that resulted from exploratory missions, and also those that demonstrate the current inter-connectedness of our world. Curated by Elaine Mehalakes, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs. This exhibition is generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art, and the Claire Freedman Lober ’44 Davis Museum Endowment Fund.