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Opening | Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants

  • Staten Island Museum Building A, 1000 Richmond Terrace Staten Island, NY, 10301 United States (map)
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FREE with museum admission

Featuring artworks and seed histories from Hudson Valley Seed Co., documentary videos of Staten Island gardeners by Jay Weichun, photograms of local flora by Gale Wisdom, and Museum botanical specimens selected by the Greenbelt Native Plant Center.

These four projects explore the cultural, artistic, and scientific impact of collecting plant life. In doing so, they reveal narratives of resilience, fragility, and transformation. Field Notes speaks to the heritage embedded in the flora around us.

Visitors can zoom in to see a variety of seeds up close through a high powered microscope, immerse their hands in a mass of seeds for a tactile experience, design their own seed packet, and listen to featured seed stories that provided the base of inspiration for several artworks on view. Visitors can also enjoy some quiet time in the book nook which highlights a selection of lively and informative books on seeds and gardening.

Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants will be on view April 13, 2019 - February 23, 2020.