HUNT INSTITUTE PRESENTS
What We Collect: Recent Art Acquisitions, 2007–2012
This selection of recent acquisitions to the Art Department of the Hunt Institute, from the early 19th century through the present, will be placed in the context of the Institute’s collection practices and the history of botanical illustration. Whether working alongside botanists for scientific and horticultural publications or preparing artworks for collectors, galleries or commercial use, artists throughout the centuries have added their individual perspectives to portraying plants and have made lasting contributions to the botanical record and the history of art.
Images of plants, sometimes including details and cross-sections, will appeal to the generalist...