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Margaret Mee: Portraits of Plants Virtual Talk Series
Margaret Mee: Portraits of Plants is informed by the Plant Humanities Initiative at Dumbarton Oaks that seeks to explore the deep influence of plants on human cultures. We rely on plants for our most fundamental needs, yet most of the time we remain oblivious to their fascinating histories. At a time of rapid climate change and habitat loss, attending to the diverse roles that plants play in our environment is more important than ever. The stunning works by the artists in the exhibition, straddling the boundary between art and science, refresh our attention and make an urgent call to our care.

“Heliconias, Evolution, and Art: A Botanist’s Perspective”
October 22, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm
Dr. W. John Kress, Distinguished Scientist and Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

“Contemporary Botanical Images: Science, History, Environment”
November 12, 2021, 11:00-12:00 pm
Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Artist and Curator
Nirupa Rao, Botanical Illustrator and National Geographic Storytelling Fellow
Alice Tangerini, Staff Illustrator, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

"Amy Lamb’s Photography: The Interplay of Science and Art"
December 17, 2021, 3:00-4:00 pm
Amy Lamb, Cellular Biologist and Botanical Photographer
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