Flora and Fauna Illustrata

April 11 through August 12, 2022 at Elmer L. Andersen Library on the U of M west bank Minneapolis campus

flora and fauna illustration of monarch on milkweed flowers
Monarch caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly by Mary Anderson (watercolor and gouache, 2018)

The Flora and Fauna Illustrata [FFI] collection is the Andersen Horticultural Library’s ongoing project to document all the species of plants, animals, insects, and fungi living at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum through scientifically accurate fine art.

The FFI collection is currently made up of over 90 juried two-dimensional works of art donated by over 30 different artists, many of whom are local. This exhibition features selected outstanding works from the FFI collection, from aspens and butterflies to turtles and water lilies, as well as process materials from FFI artists.

Exhibit details

What: Flora and Fauna Illustrata
When: April 11 through Aug. 12, 2022
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, first floor main gallery
Hours: Open during building hours at Elmer L. Andersen Library
Curator: Kathy Allen, Andersen Horticultural Library


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