USA: Losing Paradise travels on to Smithsonian


The travelling exhibition Losing Paradise? Endangered Plants Here and Around the World, put together by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), has moved to the Smithsonian.

The traveling exhibition and accompanying catalogue feature botanical artwork of at-risk plants from all six habitable continents. The culmination of a three-year project undertaken by artists from the United States and around the world, Losing Paradise is curated by the ASBA and was developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

Painting of Wollemi pine by Beverly AllenThe exhibition will be open to the public at the National Museum of Natural History, First Floor until December 12, 2010. Visitors to the exhibit will see 44 botanical illustrations, live plants, and specimens of rare and endangered plants from the Museum’s collection.


Wollemi Pine by Beverly Allen, Australia



Previously the exhibition was being displayed at the New York Botanical Garden.

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yellow irisThe New York Botanical Garden will exhibit Losing Paradise? Endangered Plants Here and Around the World in the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery from Thursday, 6 May, through Sunday, 25 July, 2010.