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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Announces Tiny Taxonomy Landscape Installation in Exterior Gardens

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents Tiny Taxonomy an outdoor installation by Rosetta Sarah Elkins in its exterior gardens, on view May 15 through September 2, 2013.

Tiny Taxonomy

Tiny Taxonomy classifies plants through their shared and common traits, derived from micro-characteristics. The plants exhibit taxonomically useful features, such as a cushion-like form to resist wind, large flowers to encourage pollination, and densely-packed leaves to protect them from frost. Each plant on display is small, hearty, and best appreciated with intimate observation.

Elkin will present her recent work, including Tiny Taxonomy, followed by a conversation with Charles Waldheim in a Landscape Lecture in the Museum’s Calderwood Hall on June 7 at 7 p.m. Lectures include Museum admission and require a ticket.Tickets can be reserved online, in person at the door, or by phone by calling 617-278-5156. Museum admission is $15, $12 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for members.
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