Everything’s Coming Up Roses

By: Catie Anderson, curator of education on June 20th, 2012

I’ve got botanicals on my mind!
Three botanical art-themed exhibitions Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art; Rhythm of Life: Watercolors by Richard Bolingbroke; and Nature Observed: Wendy Brockman Watercolors – will fill the Museum’s galleries from June 23 through August 26.


I’m focused on docent training, which takes place bright and early Monday morning, June 25, and so I get to immerse myself in artworks as well as the history of botanicals. My typical research process gets a real boost with these exhibitions because collector Isaac M. Sutton, whose artworks comprise Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art, along with Botanicalscurator, Susan Frei Nathan and artist Wendy Brockman will be at the Museum this week.
In tandem with the summer solstice, the Museum will celebrate the opening of the new exhibitions with a live Wisconsin Public Radio broadcast from the galleries on Thursday evening, June 21, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. WPR’s Glen Moberg, host of Route 51, will interview Isaac Sutton and take questions from those in the audience and from callers.
I, for one, will be taking notes!
You can listen to the Route 51 on 91.9 FM/WPR’s Ideas Network on your radio or on the web at http://wpr.org/webcasting/live.cfm.
The Museum will be in full bloom this summer, both in the galleries and throughout our grounds. We’ve planned an array of botanical-themed programs . . . check them out on our web site at www.lywam.org or stop in to pick up an events calendar.
I’m partial to roses, which also are blooming outside the Museum’s main entrance. What’s your favorite flower?

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