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Behind the Collections: Art of the Sterling Morton Library

Schedule and Location

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Sterling Morton Library

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)


BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Join librarian Rita Hassert and artist Karen Johnson for an armchair tour of the Sterling Morton Library's extensive botanical art collection. Learn about the rich history of key botanical pieces and gain insights into the styles and techniques of the artists. From John James Audubon to May Theilgaard Watts, enjoy a varied and meaningful glimpse into the world of botanical fine art and get inspired for your own creative interpretation of the nature that surrounds you. Great for art lovers, artists, and nature enthusiasts alike.

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Rita Hassert, library collections manager, Sterling Morton Library, and Karen Johnson, artist

Course Details

  • Notes: Limit 35