In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers: An Exploration of Change and Loss (Special Exhibition)
Explore the legacy of Henry David Thoreau’s preserved plant samples in this multisensory exhibition fusing art and science, which examines the loss of ecological diversity caused by climate change.
In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers is a multisensory experience that marries art and science through a modern interpretation of Henry David Thoreau’s preserved plants. Thoreau was prolific in his practice of collecting botanical samples and plants are important indicators of how our world is responding to climate change. Long preserved in the Harvard University Herbaria, 648 specimens serve as the foundation of this new exhibition. The digitization of these specimens inspired the creation ofView more
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