This class is an in–depth study of the rich history of botanical art from its early beginning through the 20th century, including its recent revival and the important role it plays today. Participants will view a collection of originals, copper plate engravings, and books focusing on major botanical artists such as Maria Sybilla Merian, Georg Ehret, and P.J. Redouté. Historically significant events, such as the Age of Exploration, and important Florilegiums will be presented. Students enrolled in the Botanical Art Certificate Program are required to write a paper on their favorite historical botanical artist.
This class is held in the Roth Room on the second floor of the historic house. Access to this classroom is by stairs only. For questions about accessibility please contact the Education Office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (650) 364-8300, ext. 263. Upon arrival, please go to the Visitor and Education Center for directions to the classroom.