Orchids: Hidden Stories of Groundbreaking Women

February 2022 TBD – April 24, 2022

Smithsonian Gardens
Smithsonian museum grounds
Washington, DC

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard of the D.W. Reynolds Center

Orchids: Hidden Stories of Groundbreaking Women unearths stories of women who have enriched our understanding and appreciation of orchids. Despite their remarkable achievements in art, botanical illustration, orchid cultivation, and scientific discovery, many of the featured women have not received the recognition they deserve. Orchids: Hidden Stories of Groundbreaking Women highlights these unsung horticultural heroines and solidifies their ongoing influence on orchid collections. The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard is shared by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.