Lilly Collection of Orchids in Watercolor

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Jan 6 2017 - Jul 9 2017

Part of a larger celebration of orchids at the IMA, this exhibition features a selection of 30 orchid watercolors collected by Josiah K. Lilly, son of the founder of Eli Lilly and Company and its president from 1898 until 1932. Various types of orchids, such as cattleyas, oncidiums and paphiopediliums, are represented, including varieties that were awarded honors by England’s Royal Horticultural Society. Through these works, significant for both their scientific accuracy and aesthetic quality, guests will be able to explore botanical facts about orchids and learn more about the Lilly family’s interest in collecting and growing them.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Works on Paper
  • 20th Century
  • Animals / Wildlife / Nature
  • Frederick William Bolas
  • and others

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