February 10–June 17, 2018
Exquisite photos of California's wildflowers by Bay Area photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter bring awareness to the beauty of the Golden State as well as to the dangers facing our natural habitats from climate change. All geographic regions of California are highlighted in this stunning show, from the high alpine "rock gardens" above 11,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Death Valley National Park's below-sea-level environment. The Grace Hudson Museum is supplementing Badger and Winter's photography with a few historic artworks by Grace Hudson depicting wildflowers and wildflower habitats.
This exhibit was initiated by San Francisco Public Library and traveled through Exhibit Envoy. Please note, to accommodate additional programs, Beauty and the Beast has been extended through June 17, 2018.
Beauty and the Beast Programs:
February 10 at 2:00 PM -- The Tanoak Tree: An Environmental History of a Pacific Coast Hardwood, an illustrated talk and book signing with Dr. Frederica Bowcutt.
February 24 at 10:00 AM -- Wildflower Walk at Low Gap Park, led by Cathy Monroe of the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
March 25 at 10:00 AM -- Wildflower Walk at Low Gap Park, led by Cathy Monroe of the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
April 21 at 10:00 AM -- Wildflower Walk in Spanish and English at Low Gap Park, led by Cathy Monroe of the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
April 22 at 2:00 PM -- Beauty and the Beast: California’s Wildflowers and Climate Change, an illustrated talk with exhibition artists Rob Badger and Nita Winter.
May 12 at 2:00 PM -- Climate Change, Species Extinction & Citizen Science, an illustrated talk and book signing with Shelly E. Ryan of The Climate Reality Project and journalist and author Mary Ellen Hannibal.
June 3 at 2:00 PM -- Native Pollinators & Wildflowers, a presentation by entomologist and retired University of California, Berkeley professor Jan O. Washburn.
June 16 at 2:00 PM -- The Dean of Wildflowers, an illustrated talk by historian Dot Brovarney focusing on the life and career of notable botanist and horticulturalist Carl Purdy.
All programs co-sponsored by Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Unless otherwise noted, programs occur at the Grace Hudson Museum and are FREE with Museum admission. Wildflower walks at Low Gap Park are FREE as well.