Floral Arrangements: Highlights from the Collection

Exhibition Website

Jun 3 2017 - Sep 24 2017

Floral Arrangements illustrates the ways we express our love of flowers with selections from the Museum’s 19th- and 20th-century collections. From botanical watercolors by Joanna Kellinger in Victorian Yonkers to a “Mimosa” rug by Henri Matisse on view for the first time since 1983, these floral objects will compliment the exhibition Robert Zakanitch: Garden of Ornament.

The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, textiles, and ceramics and begins with a wall of botanical studies, where Kellinger’s English Bluebells and Spider Lilies hang next to a 1934 drawing, Banana Blossom, by Georgia O’Keeffe. Other sections include portraiture, the decoration of clothing and home furnishings, and photographic studies ranging from formal compositions to allegorical still life arrangements.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Various Media
  • American
  • Still Life / Botanic
  • Fanny Palmer
  • Albert Herter
  • Joanna Kellinger
  • Henri Matisse
  • Georgia O’Keeffe
  • John White Alexander
  • Rudolf Eickemeyer
  • Audrey Flack
  • and others

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