The Weird, Wild & Wonderful Symposium begins today at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens!
For the next four days plant enthusiasts, artists and naturalists will explore the intersections of art, science and history. Plant physics, manuscript conservation and plants from earlier centuries are a few of the topics Symposium attendees will learn about this weekend.
You can still take part in the Symposium by attending in one (or more) of the following presentations:
TODAY! Thursday, July 23, 2015 (7:30 – 8:30 PM)
Do you ‘See’ Plants? Using Art and Technology to Teach Science
Dr. Jodie Holt, professor of plant physiology, University of California Riverside
Friday, July 24, 2015 (12:30 – 1:30 PM)
Painting the Wonder Plants of Borneo
Mieko Ishikawa, botanical artist
Friday, July 24, 2015 (7:00 – 8:30 PM)
The Art of Orchids
Phillip Cribb, Keeper of the Herbarium and Curator of the Orchid Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Saturday, July 25, 2015 (12:30 – 1:30 PM)
The Beauty of Ancient Plant Representations: Weird or Wonderful?
Dr. Alain Touwaide, Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions
Saturday, July 25, 2015 (7:00 – 8:30 PM)
From Field to Print: Botanical Art and Photography for Conifers Around the World and the Dendrological Atlas
Zsolt Debreczy and Istvan Racz, International Dendrological Research Institute
The mid-day keynote presentations cost $10 each and the evening keynote presentations are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased directly from The Huntington through Brown Paper Tickets.
The Weird, Wild & Wonderful Symposium is a collaborative effort between the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California (BAGSC), The Huntington and the American Society of Botanical Artists. This educational event and the BAGSC summer group exhibition celebrate the traveling exhibition, Weird, Wild & Wonderful: The New York Botanical Garden Second Triennial Exhibition, Botanical Illustrations of Remarkable Plants, curated by the American Society of Botanical Artists. This exhibition is now on view in the Flora-Legium at the Frances Lasker Brody Botanical Center.