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Gifts from Japan: A Horticultural Tale Told through Botanical Art
07/01/2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gifts from Japan: A Horticultural Tale Told through Botanical Art illuminates the unique origin stories of many flowers that are now widely presumed native to the United States. Featuring a collection of richly captured botanical illustrations from the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden (CA), these artworks present a window into the Japanese American experience as immigrant families cultivated gardens and helped naturalize such well-known flowers as orchids, camellias, and irises.
The exhibition invites visitors into an immersive journey of changing cultures and horticultural technologies through art at the turn of the century.
Co-organized by The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens and Portland Japanese Garden. Special thanks to Robert Hori, Guest Curator of the Exhibition.