Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, September 16 – Ex Herbario: Recent Works by Susan Hardy Brown

Utilizing materials gathered from 25 years as herbarium preparator at the Arnold Arboretum, Susan Hardy Brown presents art that reveals and transforms the ephemera associated with her daily work. Painting with encaustic medium (beeswax and resin) enables her to preserve and layer the various elements of specimen collection: international newspapers pages used to press plants in the field, extraneous labels, seeds and plant parts. Her paintings renew these found materials giving a unique perspective into the realm of herbarium collections.  The Arnold Arboretum will present Ms. Brown’s art in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall from July 14 through September 16, and there will be a reception from 1 – 3 on Saturday, September 15, and an Artist Talk on Thursday, September 13, from 7 – 8:30 (register at