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22 Sep 2018

Families and Folk Art: The Botanist's Eye

Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators, was an artist and botanist. She loved observing the natural world around her in the Connecticut River Valley. She foraged for mushrooms, collected and identified plant species, and drew beautiful illustrations of her discoveries. Participants will explore and discuss the artist’s Herbarium and Fungi Album, drawing inspiration from these objects and a diversity of plant specimens to create watercolor paintings that document the natural world around us.

Families and Folk Art is held the first Saturday of every month. This program introduces children ages 4 to 12 and their accompanying adults to folk art through interactive discussion-based tours in the galleries followed by hands-on artmaking activities inspired by objects in the museum. Museum admission is always free. Space is limited; registration required.

More Info: 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381, or

Families and Folk Art is supported by the estate of Marlene Gordon.

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Free; registration required