New York Botanical Garden
by Mark A. Thompson When you grow up in a plant seed nursery, perhaps it’s only natural that your creative dreams pulse with polka dots and pumpkins, as is the case with artist Yayoi Kusama. Raised in Matsumoto, Japan in the shadow of World War II, Kusama found solace in
By Bobbie Leigh You don’t need to travel 5,000 miles to experience tropical Hawaii. All it takes is a snap 20 minute ride on Metro North from Grand Central Station to the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i is the Garden’s enthralling new exhibition of the flora
Reviewed by Everett Potter Why do we travel? Among other reasons, to see the world, to escape, to find a perfect place to rest and perhaps adjust our attitudes. But there was a time when one of the noblest pursuits a traveler could have was to seek out and collect
By Bobbie Leigh Claude Monet always said that if he had not been a painter, he would have been a botanist. But it was only at the turn of the century when he became one of the wealthiest artists in France could he combine his love of painting with plants.