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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Dangerous Beauty opening reception

11 November 2014

The Hunt Institute was delighted to welcome guests to the opening reception for our fall exhibition, Dangerous Beauty: Thorns, Spines and Prickles, on 18 September 2014. In attendance were botanical artist Jeni Neale, whose watercolor of Rubus Linnaeus was included in the exhibition, a number of Hunt Institute Associates, friends and former staff members, and many first-time visitors. Assistant Curator of Art Carrie Roy gave a short introduction to the exhibition in the gallery. It was a well-attended event, and we enjoyed spending time with everyone. The exhibition runs through 18 December.

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About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

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