Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants

An Exhibition of Projects Based in Art and Science

On view April 13, 2019 – February 23, 2020

Featuring artworks and seed histories from Hudson Valley Seed Company, 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, listen to featured seed stories, and enjoy a seed and gardening book nook.
Members Preview
Friday, April 12, 7pm-9pm • FREE for current Museum Members
RSVP to 718.483.7119 or AStraniere@StatenIslandMuseum.org
Public Exhibition Opening
Saturday, April 13, , 12pm-2pm • FREE with Museum Admission

Earth Day Celebration: How-To Festival
Saturday, April 27, 12pm-4pm • FREE with museum admission
Join us as we transform the museum into a giant classroom celebrating citizen science! Hands-on workshops, drop-in presentations, and scheduled lectures take place throughout the museum. Local experts, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals share their particular passions, ranging from activities that require highly specialized skills to those anyone can do. Celebrate our community’s know-how, learn something new, and help protect the only world we have.