Tag Archives: Botanical Art

Add Glenstone to Your Must-visit List

Posted on August 14, 2019
If your travels take you to the Washington, D.C. area, make time for a Glenstone visit. If you’ve always intended to visit a museum in your own hometown or nearby, but never seem to find the time, don’t delay; treat yourself to a cultural experience. If you’ve not yet visited the Woodson Art Museum or haven’t visited recently, now is a perfect time to do so. The summer focus on “botanicals” includes multiple exhibitions on view through Sunday, August 25, and gardens abloom. Birds in Art, the Woodson’s flagship exhibition, launches its all-new 44th edition on Saturday, September 7, and remains on view through Sunday, December 1.

A Wedding Tale: Pollen Hazards & Pluck

Posted on July 31, 2019
Less than an hour before our daughter’s recent wedding ceremony, her bridesmaids and I huddled – soda water and stain remover in hand – hastily trying to eliminate the bright orange pollen stain on the bodice of her white dress. I’ll never look at lilies the same way. Like many visitors strolling through this summer’s botanical art exhibitions at the Woodson Art Museum who likely have a favorite flower, I'll keep an eye out for lilies – not because of form or color, but rather the associated backstory.

Cultivating Connections through Botanical Art

Posted on June 12, 2019
How many times have colorful blooms caught your eye and caused you to wonder “what is that flower?” During a recent trip to southwest Wisconsin, conspicuous purple flowers clustered along roadsides and woodland edges garnered attention and conversation. Visit the Museum often with friends and family to discover the many ways botanical art fosters connections between people and plants and deepens appreciation for beauty, creativity, and each other.

Watercolor Paint and Pixie Dust

Posted on July 23, 2012
There’s something mysteriously magical about the unfurling of a leaf. Wendy starts the week with examples. After seeing the progression of botanical paintings created by workshop participants throughout last week, their artwork seems infused with a bit of magic, too. Botanical artist Wendy Brockman led workshops for teens and adults,... Read More

Cool Plants and Summer Heat

Posted on July 05, 2012
By Andy McGivern, Curator of Exhibitions Cattleya Orchid I’ve always enjoyed working with and caring for plants. My first jobs included working in greenhouses and a plant store before I turned my attention to art. At the Woodson Art Museum, my colleagues often bring me their sick and dying plants... Read More