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The Art History of Plants

Presented by The Morton Arboretum at The Morton Arboretum, Lisle IL

Jun 17 2023
Jul 01 2023
The Art History of Plants

Explore the relationship between nature and humans as expressed through Western art in this three-week class at The Morton Arboretum.

Whether in landscapes, still lifes, or botanical illustrations, plants have a significant presence in art. How plants have been depicted in art matters. The long history of plant representation has influenced the ways in which societies look at and interact with plants. Through lectures, visits to The Morton Arboretum’s special art collections at the Sterling Morton Library, and walks around the Arboretum’s grounds, this class will look at the ways that art has shaped perceptions of plants,

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Registration required.

Ages 16 and older.

$153 Arboretum member/$180 guest

Contact: (630) 719-2468



  • Jun 17, 2023 at 09:30 am - 12:30 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 24, 2023 at 09:30 am - 12:30 pm (Sat)
  • Jul 1, 2023 at 09:30 am - 12:30 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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