There’s buzz for new exhibit at Shelburne Museum

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Shelburne Museum explores flowers, floral art and insects in its newest exhibition opening March 17. Above, Jennifer Angus’, “In the Midnight Garden,” from “Wonder” at the Renwick Gallery. Smithsonian Museum, 2015. Various insect specimens and pins.


Shelburne Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “In the Garden,” is a visual study of the influence flowers and insects have had on art and material culture around the world over the course of five centuries.

“The diverse selection of art and design featured in this exhibition reflects the beauty and complexity of the flora and fauna found in gardens,” said Kory Rogers, curator of the exhibition.

Lintault’s “The Other Messengers,” insect-inspired art

Featuring a mix of fine art, textiles, jewelry, and the bodies of actual insects, this exhibition explores the various ways in which flowers and bugs have captivated the imaginations of artists over the last five centuries. Combining historical objects from the Museum’s permanent collection with thought-provoking works by contemporary artists, the exhibition is arranged into three sections that focus on the allure of flowers, floral-inspired art and insects.

The exhibit opens March 17 and runs through August in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education’s Murphy Gallery. On March 17, featured artist Jenifer Angus will give a presentation followed by a gallery tour led by Rogers. Information at: shelburnemuseum.org

The exhibit opens March 17 and runs through August in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education’s Murphy Gallery. On March 17, featured artist Jenifer Angus will give a presentation followed by a gallery tour led by Rogers. Information at: shelburnemuseum.org

 

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