In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers: An Exploration of Change and Loss

Date: 

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cyanotype images of flowers on black background.
Artwork by Leah Sobsey for “In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers: An Exploration of Change and Loss” exhibition, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Digitized cyanotype
Opening Saturday, May 14, In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers: An Exploration of Change and Loss is an immersive multidisciplinary experience that marries art and science through a modern artistic interpretation of Henry David Thoreau’s preserved plants. The exhibition invites visitors to experience emotionally resonant connections to the profound loss of natural diversity caused by human-induced climate change. The exhibition urges us to ask, “What do Thoreau’s findings tell us about what plants are winning, and what plants are losing, in the face of climate change today?

Learn more about the exhibit.