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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Past Exhibitions

When the Hunt Botanical Library (now the Hunt Institute) first opened in October 1961, samples of works in Rachel Hunt's collection were informally hung in the conference room (now the gallery) through 16 March 1963. Exhibition of Redoutéana, which included paintings, letters, documents and books illustrated by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840), was the first exhibit formally opened to the public on 21 April 1963. From that point a regular exhibition program was implemented with a spring and fall display of artwork from our collection or on loan from others.

Great Expectations

17 March – 30 June 2016

The Mysterious Nature of Fungi

17 September – 17 December 2015

Elements

19 March – 30 June 2015

Dangerous Beauty: Thorns, Spines and Prickles

18 September – 18 December 2014

Duets

20 March – 30 June 2014

Native Pennsylvania, A Wildflower Walk

2 March – 29 June 2012

Botany and History Entwined: Rachel Hunt’s Legacy

16 September – 15 December 2011

Flora’s Lexicon

25 March – 30 June 2011

What We Collect: Recent Art Acquisitions



14 September – 20 December 2006

Healing Plants of Ida Hrubesky Pemberton

25 September 2003 – 29 February 2004

Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden: A Blossom on the Bough


19 September 2002 – 28 February 2003

Order from Chaos: Linnaeus Disposes

28 April – 31 July 2002

Gifts of Winter


26 October 2000 – 28 February 2001

Portraits of Indian Trees: Arundhati Vartak


16 September 1999 – 29 February 2000

Botanical Art by Georg Dionys Ehret (1708–1770)



9 October 1997 – 28 February 1998

8th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration

13 November 1995 – 29 February 1996

Gary Bukovnik: Watercolors and Monoprints

17 August – 22 October 1995

Natural-History Paintings from Rajasthan

17 November 1994 – 24 February 1995

Ensigns of the Rainbow Goddess


15 November 1993 – 31 March 1994

Orchids from the Hunt Institute Collection

8 November 1990 – 1 March 1991

Botanical Watercolors by Marilena Pistoia

6 November 1989 – 23 February 1990

Mouton Rothschild Paintings for the Labels

6 November – 18 December 1987

Fields of Grass: The Varied Uses of Grasses


12 November 1986 – 28 February 1987

Printmaking in the Service of Botany

21 April – 31 July 1986

Linger Golden Light


19 November 1984 – 28 February 1985

Cacti and Succulents

25 October 1982 – 26 February 1983

Cloud Flowers: Rhododendrons East and West


23 August – 24 September 1982

Kate Greenaway

20 October 1980 – 13 March 1981

The Tradition of Fine Bookbinding in the Twentieth Century

12 November 1979 – 15 February 1980

Plants Only: CMU Student Art

5 March – 6 April 1979

Prints and Drawings from the Collection



1 August – 1 October 1976

Five West Coast Printmakers

3 November 1975 – 27 February 1976

Paintings and Drawings by Mary Grierson


7 April – 26 September 1975

Homegrown II: Pittsburgh Area Artists on Plant Subjects


14 October 1974 – 14 February 1975

Artists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

1 April – 13 September 1974

Plant Illustrations from the Smithsonian Institution

1 October 1973 – 28 February 1974

Jeanne Holgate: Paintings and Drawings


4 June – 14 September 1973

Art Students Botanically Involved

16 April – 18 May 1973

Selections from the Hunt Institute Collection

1 August – 1 October 1972

Thomas W. Patterson, Bookbinder


17 April – 17 August 1972

An Exhibition of Paintings by Jack J. Kunz

19 October 1970 – 10 April 1971

Lotte Günthart Paintings, Drawings and Prints

19 April – 10 October 1970

19th Century Botanical Prints and Paintings

20 April – 11 October 1968

Botanical Linocuts by Henry Evans

6 November 1966 – 25 March 1967

Andrey Avinoff
 Botanical Paintings

2 May – 15 October 1965

The 17th Century Florilegia: Prints and Books



7 September 1964 – 29 April 1965

Adanson Exhibition

18 August – 8 November 1963

Exhibition of Redoutéana


21 April – 1 August 1963

Contemporary Botanical Art & Illustration exhibition, which became known as the 1st International, hanging in the conference room, Hunt Botanical Library, between 6 April and 1 September 1964, photograph by unknown photographer.