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Abundant Future: Cultivating Diversity in Garden, Farm, and Field

January 15 @ 8:30 am - May 8 @ 4:30 pm

American Society of Botanical Artists presents:
Abundant Future: Cultivating Diversity in Garden, Farm, and Field

The Fourth New York Botanical Garden Triennial Exhibition sponsored by Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation

For the second time, TBG is honored to host the American Society of Botanical Artists Triennial exhibition. Abundant Future: Cultivating Diversity in Garden, Farm, and Field is comprised of forty original contemporary botanical artworks, juried from submissions from around the world.
Throughout history, humans have generated a nearly endless diversity in plants through selective breeding. This constant change has provided us with the wide range of food and other utilitarian plants that surround us. However, in our recent past, agriculture has focused on a narrower range of important crops, leading to greatly reduced variety in the most important crops. Heirloom varieties play a role in increasing genetic diversity, as do wild relatives and ancient versions of useful plants. This exhibit seeks to highlight the biological wealth in our cultivated plants and wild relatives.

 

A Tucson Presence:
Tucson artist Joan McGann’s pen and ink on illustration board is of a Mission Garden’s San Rafael Quince. Another Tucson resident, Susan T. Fisher, Tucson Botanical Artist and Educator was chosen to be one of three jurors for the exhibition.

 

Tucson Botanical Gardens Sponsor:
The Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation

Details

Start:
January 15 @ 8:30 am
End:
May 8 @ 4:30 pm