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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


What We Collect: Three Major Gifts opening reception

3 April 2023

Join us Thursday, 6 April (5:00–7:00 p.m.) for the opening reception of our spring exhibition, What We Collect: Three Major Gifts. The third in our series celebrating recent acquisitions, this exhibition features major gifts by Francesca Anderson, Patricia Margaret Calhoun Rennie and John Wilkinson. The three artists are in our International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration series, and the donated artworks include pieces created before the Institute was founded through 2022. At 5:30 p.m. in the gallery the curator will introduce the exhibition and artist Francesca Anderson. The reception is free and open to the public.

About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

Media Contact:
Scarlett T. Townsend