Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art

March 2, 2019 – October 6, 2019

Watercolor study, 19--. Polly Thayer (Starr) papers, 1846-2008, bulk 1921-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Archives of American Art Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery Floor Plan

Sketches and drawings of flowers from our collections provide a fascinating opportunity to examine flowers from both an artistic and scientific point of view. The exhibition coincides with Smithsonian Gardens' biannual orchid show, held this year in the Kogod Courtyard of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, directly adjacent to the gallery.