Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas are thrilled to participate as a Fort Worth Spring Gallery Night stop! Fort Worth Gallery Night is hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association. Join us at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) for Dornith Doherty: Illuminations: Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research, the result of a two-year research-based creative affiliation with Dr. Alejandra Vasco, Research Botanist; Tiana Rehman, Herbarium Director; and Ana Niño, Librarian. Dornith Doherty presents new large-scale artworks that engage with the past, chronicle the present, and project our possible ecological futures. The exhibition includes Dornith Doherty’s large-scale transparencies made from diaphanized plants collected in 1956, illuminated photographic panels of ferns recently discovered in the tropics of Colombia, and a projection of animated genomic data from these plants. Another exhibit on view in the Upper Atrium Exhibitions Gallery is "The Opulence of Orchids." With works spanning back almost 500 years, “The Opulence of Orchids” features contemporary and historical depictions of orchids in conjunction with the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s “World of Orchids” display. This selection of artworks includes watercolor paintings, pen and ink drawings, and lithographs from BRIT Library’s Arader Natural History Collection of Art as well as Margaret Mee prints and watercolors from the private collection of Charles Hess.
Stop by the BRIT building between 1-9 PM to catch these two free art exhibitions. Registration not necessary, and free refreshments provided from 5-9 PM.