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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibitions are on display in our gallery on the 5th floor of the Hunt Library building at Carnegie Mellon University and are open to the public free of charge. We hope to see you here.

What We Collect: Three Major Gifts

6 April – 30 June 2023

The third in our series celebrating recent acquisitions, this exhibition features major gifts by Francesca Anderson, Patricia Margaret Calhoun Rennie and John Wilkinson. The three artists are in our International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration series, and the donated artworks include pieces created before the Institute was founded through 2022. Some of these artworks were created for a specific publication, some were preparatory or field sketches and some were prepared for exhibition, but none have been exhibited before at the Hunt Institute. Whether working alongside botanists for scientific and horticultural publications or preparing artworks for collectors, galleries or commercial use, artists throughout the centuries have added their individual perspectives to portraying plants and have made lasting contributions to the botanical record and the history of art. This selection of recent major gifts to the Art Department of the Hunt Institute represents our commitment to building lifelong relationships with botanical artists.

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