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Biophilia: Pittsburgh August Meeting: Van Gogh and the Garden

8-1-2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Biophilia: Pittsburgh on Thurs., Aug. 1 at Café Phipps with Jordyn Melino, associate director of exhibits at Phipps, and Lucy Stewart, associate curator of education at Carnegie Museum of Art, for a talk about how nature inspired Van Gogh and how Van Gogh, in turn, inspired Phipps’ Summer Flower Show. As the master himself said, “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” While Lucy gives a curator’s perspective on nature in the work of Van Gogh, Jordyn will discuss the process for bringing the paintings to life in our display rooms – selecting a plant palette, designing props and figuring out horticultural challenges such as the vertical wall portrait in the Welcome Center.

Meeting Schedule

5:30 – 6 p.m. — Networking and refreshments
6 – 6:30 p.m. — Presentation
6:30 – 7 p.m. — Discussion


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
One Schenley Park PA United States


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