EVERHART MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, CULTURE and ART, PA-
Aug. 12 – Dec. 31, 2011
*Buds, Blooms & Berries: Plants in Science, Culture & Art
(artists who work with plant derivations)
Buds, Blooms & Berries: Plants in Science, Culture & Art Where would we be if we didn’t have plants? Plants are undeniably important to every living creature on Earth. Food, shelter, health, culture and art are all dependent on the use of plants, both in tangible and figurative ways. Buds, Blooms & Berries is a multi-disciplinary exhibit highlighting the Everhart Museum’s scientific collections and its historic Twining Herbarium, ethnographic materials depicting plants and trees, and contemporary art reflecting how botanicals impact today’s societies and mindset. Plants are an important element of the world’s ecosystem, producing oxygen, consuming carbon dioxide, providing nourishment and aesthetic inspiration, as well as function for human and animal shelter and tools around the world. Plants are also some of the earliest living things as represented by fossils in the Museum’s permanent collection.