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CANCELLED: From the Hands of the Makers
May 21 @ 6:00 pmFree
Free Public Lecture, Book Launch, and New Exhibit Preview
Jennifer Brown, Collection Manager, Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants
Natalja Kent, Photographer, The Glass Flowers: Marvels of Art and Science at Harvard
Scott E. Fulton, Head Conservator, Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants
Donald H. Pfister, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany and Curator of the Farlow Library and Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany
From 1886 to 1936, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka applied their artistic talents and knowledge of natural history to create an exquisite collection of glass models of plants to support the botanical education of Harvard students and the public. This program will explore the history, conservation, and relevance of the Glass Flowers in the twenty-first century, and introduce the publication The Glass Flowers: Marvels of Art and Science at Harvard, a compendium of new photographs that captures the beauty and magnificent detail of the models.
Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge. Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.