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The time that an exhibition hangs in the gallery is so fleeting that we have decided to hang a few exhibitions in cyberspace. We are pleased to present three online exhibitions. We hope to add more as time and copyright law permit.



Barbara T. Hodge modeling a back-basket made of coconut (Cocos) leaves and used locally by peasants for carrying produce from their mountain gardens, Dominica, West Indies,1940. Photograph by W. H. Hodge. HI Archives portrait no. 22.

Botanists' Art Botanical Frontier Order from Chaos



Botanists' Art
Selections from the Archives of the Hunt Institute

Originally running from 19 November 2001 to 28 February 2002, this exhibit features a selection of "unclaimed" art from the Hunt Institute Archives.

Arima, Japan, May 26, 1916, watercolor by B. Y. Morrison.



Fragments from the Botanical Frontier:
Cultural History from Archives

Originally running from July to September 1999, this exhibit explores geographical areas that were closed as botanical "frontiers" only in the twentieth century. Fragments from the Botanical Frontier was a joint project between the Hunt Institute and the Missouri Botanical Garden and hung at the XVI International Botanical Congress in St. Louis. This online exhibit is hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden; by clicking this link you enter their site.

Agnes Scott Train with a string of rainbow trout, Lamoille Lake, Ruby Mts., Nevada, August 1940. Photograph by Percy Train. HI Archives portrait no. 4.


Order from Chaos: Linnaeus Disposes
"God creates, Linnaeus disposes"

Carolus Linnaeus (also Carl von Linné, 1707–1778) was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist whose work laid the foundations of modern biological systematics and nomenclature. Long before Linnaeus, classical science was important in the shaping of subsequent science in the West. Transmitted through the cultures of the Mediterranean area, classical science was recovered during the Renaissance and ensuing Scientific Revolution, and undergirded the search for a new botanical system. Drawing on the work of his predecessors and contemporaries, Linnaeus developed a coherent system for describing, classifying and naming organisms. Linnaeus’ students traveled the globe to explore and collect information and specimens. Aspects of the Linnaean system have enabled amateurs and professionals worldwide to identify, name and describe plants for more than two centuries. The exhibition hung in the Hunt Institute gallery from 28 April to 31 July 2002.

Portrait of Carolus Linnaeus (1707–1778) engraved by C. E. Wagstaff from an oil painting by L. Pasch after an original by A. Roslin (1775) at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. HI Archives portrait no. 20.



Barbara Taylor (Hodge) with maid Clarice starting out for plant collecting.
Near Lisdara Estate on road to Grand Bay, Dominica, West Indies, July 1937.
Photograph by W. H. Hodge. HI Archives portrait no. 25.

We hope you enjoyed our online exhibitions!
Please come back to see what else we come up with!

 




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