Upcoming Events Drawing From Life: Maud Purdy and 90 Years of Women Artists at Brooklyn Botanic Garden A major exhibit tracing over 90 years of women artists painting plants at Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be on view September 15 through November 11, 2007. Watch for a full schedule of lectures, family art projects, and a symposium on art and botany.
Performers, lecturers, and craftspeople… Hours
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
General Grounds Mid-March–October Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Monday (open holiday Mondays, except Labor Day)
November–Mid-March Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day (open holiday Mondays)
Steinhardt Conservatory, Visitor Center & Garden Gift Shop Open every day the Garden is open: March 15–October: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Visitor Center closes at 5 p.m.) November–March: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Garden is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
2010 Calendar of Events
Trees: Myths, Monsters & Manipulations—The Photographic work of Beth Lilly Gallery Exhibition: Birds in Flight and at Rest: Artists Specializing in Ornithology Saturday, June 23–Sunday, July 17 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 23 | 2–4 p.m. This summer, join us for an exhibit of artists who portray birds using various media, including oil on wood panel, printed photographs on fabric, three-dimensional installation, and traditional oil and acrylic on canvas.
Big City, Big Trees: Gentle Giants of the Urban Landscape
Saturday, July 28–Sunday, September 9 Opening Artist Talk & Gallery Tour: Saturday, July 28 | 2–4 p.m. In conjunction with BBG's Big City, Big Trees event this summer, the Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery will host the work of Atlanta-based photographer Beth Lilly. The artist will exhibit groups of work in which she examines the beautiful resiliency of trees in one series and uses digital manipulation to showcase the natural patterns of trees in another. All of Lilly's photographs are beautifully printed large scale on Thai mulberry and rag paper.
Saturday, July 7–Sunday, August 26 Escape the city summer heat and come enjoy the cool shade of the amazing trees of BBG. This July and August, the Garden will highlight some of our most notable trees. There will also be special programs, activities, and tours planned to increase your knowledge and appreciation of these "gentle giants."
Abstracting from Nature: Theory and Practice Abstraction, seen through the processes of some of our best-known painters, may indicate an unconscious knowledge of beauty, infused through nature and present in the austere application of color, line, form, and texture. Specific painting and drawing exercises, lectures, and observations from BBG gardens will articulate nature as a source of inspiration for this class.