Small Eden is a multidisciplinary exhibit featuring watercolors by Tropical Botanic Artists, historic objects and photographs, and a collaboratively curated Herbarium collection from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. During the Exhibit Evening Reception on Wednesday, September 21, FTBG Director, Dr. Carl E. Lewis will present a brief lecture called “The Million Orchid Project: Community-based species restoration for South Florida.”
The Exhibit Evening is on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and is free & open to the public. Lecture begins promptly at 7:15 pm. The exhibit is on display from August 5 – September 30, 2016 and on view daily with Estate admission.
Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning, Portraits of plants found along the Tamiami Trail is a botanical watercolor exhibit that marks the 100th anniversary of this scenic national highway through the Everglades. Unique works by Tropical Botanic Artists including; Margie Bauer, Kristi Bettendorf, Beverly Borland, Silvia Bota, Marie Chaney, Susan Cummins, Jeanie Daniel Duck, Julio Figueroa, Bobbi Garber, Pauline Goldsmith, Leo Hernandez, Elsa Nadal, Carol Onstad, Laurie Richardson, Donna Torres, and Jedda Wong.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Herbarium – A collaboration between Dr. Brett Jestrow, FTBG Herbarium Curator, and the Deering Estate Curatorial Team, the complementing collections exhibit shows several of the represented specimens from the Deering Herbarium Collection, a historic collection supported by Charles Deering and established by botanist John Kunkel Small in the Early 1900’s. Special orchid specimens from the Buswell Collection are on view to highlight Fairchild’s recent initiative The Million Orchid Project. Exhibit is located in the James Deering Danielson Library of the Stone House.
Exhibit Evenings at the Deering Estate
The Deering Estate offers complementary exhibit viewing nights, highlighting a variety of contemporary, historic, and visiting exhibitions inside the Historic homes. Exhibit Evenings are free of charge and offer the public a chance to interact with artists and curators and to experience a variety of exhibit tours and talks. Exhibit Evenings are held from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on the third Wednesdays per annual schedule.
Cultural Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and the Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.