From Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide to The Curious Naturalist magazine, from the Garden in the Woods in Framingham to the Missouri Botanical Gardens tropical rainforest exhibit,
Gordon Morrison has illuminated the natural world for over four decades. A retrospective of his work is now on view at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston.
A Natural Curiosity: A Retrospective of Images by Gordon Morrison is a look at his botanical work, highlighting the best of the thousands of illustrations he has created for education and conservation organizations.
This exhibition includes illustrations from Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide (1977), a book that is still in use and praised by many experts. Morrison’s illustrations, combined with a novel key system, made identifying wildflowers in the eastern United States simpler than ever before.
Original plates from the Peterson Field Guide to Forests series, Gordon’s own children’s book series; the Birds In The Garden series and the Native American series, both for Horticulture magazine, as well as interpretive panels completed for the New England Wildflower Society and the Missouri Botanical Gardens will also be on view.
Morrison’s work appears regularly in Mass Audubon’s Sanctuary magazine and in a variety of field guides and other natural history publications.
A Natural Curiosity: A Retrospective of Images by Gordon Morrison will be on view at the Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Visitor Center through July 1, 2012. Visitor center hours are Monday-Friday (9 AM – 4 PM), Saturday (10 AM – 4 PM) and Sunday (12-4 PM).
You are invited to take part in a conversation with Gordon Morrison. An Artist Talk with Mr. Morrison will be held at the Arnold Arboretum on Wednesday,
June 27, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Registration is requested for this FREE event. To register, click here.
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