Exhibition: Wings of Paradise: Watercolors of Silkmoths by John Cody

Notice of an exibition from the Hunt Institute:

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents the exhibition "Wings of Paradise: Watercolors of Silkmoths by John Cody" from 26 March to 30 June 2009.

Cody paints moths of the Saturniidae family on plants in their natural habitats in an effort to increase awareness of and, hopefully, conservation of these beautiful creatures. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Hunt Institute will hold its annual Open House on 14-15 June 2009. We will offer two talks and displays, one on the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), whose work included beautifully illustrated folios on the insects of Surinam, and another highlighting women botanical illustrators over four centuries. We will also have a guided gallery tour of the exhibition by our assistant curator of art, tours of our departments and reading room, and opportunities to meet one-on-one with our staff to ask questions and see items in the collections.

The exhibition is open to the public free of charge.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (except 10, 12 April and 3, 24, 25 May). We also will open Sunday, 17 May, 1-4 p.m., during Carnegie Mellon’s commencement.

See the Hunt Institute's website for details of exhibitions.