Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The Orchid Show Returns to the Chicago Botanic Garden February 14 to March 15, 2015

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Saturday, February 14, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (August 29, 2014) – Why settle for a dozen roses when you and your Valentine can enjoy more than 10,000 tropical blooms at the Orchid Show, opening February 14, 2015, at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The show runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday, March 15, returning for a second year after exceeding expectations for interest and attendance in 2014.

Explore the Fascinating World of Fungi at the Illinois Mycological Association Mushroom Show & Sale

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (August 14, 2014)Mushrooms freshly foraged from area forests will be on display at the Illinois Mycological Association Mushroom Show & Sale, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Small Treasures Tucked Inside Literary Works Speak Volumes About the World of Rare Books

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Friday, August 15, 2014 to Sunday, November 9, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (August 12, 2014) – Decorative illustrations on the inside front cover of books, known as bookplates, have been used around the world for centuries to declare ownership of book collections. A new rare book exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden explores these intricate works of art from personal and institutional libraries as well as from a private collection. The display, Ex Libris: Bookplates Through the Ages, runs from Friday, August 15, through Sunday, November 9, 2014, in the Lenhardt Library.

Photography Exhibition Highlights Talent of Chicago Botanic Garden Students

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (June 24, 2014) —The Chicago Botanic Garden’s photography students will proudly display their captivating work from Saturday, August 23, to Sunday, September 28, 2014 in the Joutras Gallery in the Regenstein Center. The juried show, titled Focusing on Nature: Fourth Annual Student Botanical Photography Exhibition, will feature photographs by current students as well as instructors of the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. An opening reception will take place Friday, August 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. to kickoff the exhibition.

Butterflies & Blooms Opens May 24

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Butterfly

GLENCOE, IL (May 12, 2014)Butterflies & Blooms returns for its third season on May 24. Visitors are immersed in a tropical habitat full of hundreds of colorful butterflies interacting with plant life. Butterflies & Blooms features butterflies from around the world, including South America, Asia, North America and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois. Volunteers are also on hand to answer questions. The 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure is located on the lawn of the Learning Campus.

New Rare Book Exhibition Presents Early Twentieth-Century Kimono Pattern Books

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Friday, May 16, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (April 24, 2014)The long, rectangular shape of the Japanese kimono serves as a canvas that has inspired artists and fashion designers for centuries. A new rare book exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden explores the history of kimono design through hand-printed books of kimono patterns. The display, Moku Hanga: the Art of Japanese Woodblock Printing, runs from May 16 through August 10, 2014, in the Lenhardt Library.

Big is Beautiful: Two Noteworthy Artists Present the Wonders of Nature on a Bold Scale

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 to Sunday, June 15, 2014

GLENCOE, IL (April 23, 2014)Bold, beautiful images of blossoms and moths – the works of acclaimed artists Paul Lange and Joseph Scheer – are providing visitors to the Chicago Botanic Garden rare insights into the wonders of nature. Lange’s “Big Blooms” series will be exhibited at the Krehbiel Gallery through Sunday, June 15, while Scheer’s innovative moth prints can be seen in the Joutras Gallery through Sunday, August 17.

American Flower Shows Feature on Favorite Flower Groups

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Saturday, June 21, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014

GLENCOE, Ill. (April 4, 2014) - The American Flower Show Series, a growing national horticultural program, brings together amateur and expert gardeners and educators through exhibits and programs that focus on America’s favorite flower groups. Visitors can discover the best plant varieties to grow in their own home gardens, see the “Best of Show” plants on display, learn about plant diversity at its finest, buy plants to take home and have their questions answered by the Midwest's leading plant enthusiasts and experts.

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