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Artist Talk & Reception: Karen Gustafson

September 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Foraging for Sustenance

Karen Gustafson. European Wild Ginger (detail), Thread and Organza, 2017.

Embroidered botanical drawings, along with related ancient herbals and domestic recipe books, from the Andersen Horticultural Library and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine collections, will be on exhibit to commemorate and provide a contemporary perspective on De Materia Medica, an ancient pharmacological text, by Dioscorides.

The artist talk, open to the public, will provide an overview of how the project evolved and Gustafson’s drawing process.

Event Details

What: Artist Talk & Reception for the exhibit Foraging for Sustenance, An exhibition by Karen Gustafson
When: September 19, 2017, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Andersen Horticultural Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Karen Gustafson is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

The exhibition is open September 8, 2017 through February 26, 2018.


September 19, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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