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.

 

MEMBERS PREVIEW
Friday, April 12, 7pm-9pm • FREE for current Museum Members

RSVP to 718.483.7119 or AStraniere@StatenIslandMuseum.org

Not a member? Become one today!

 

PUBLIC EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
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.

 

  

Gale Wisdom,12 Bouquets.Photogram, 2014-2016

Harri Ramlakhan as featured in Growing Food on Staten Island by Jay Weichun

    

Sheryl Humphrey
Oil on canvas
Rainbow Chard (Beta vulgaris)
On loan from the Hudson Valley Seed Company

Aronia Melanocarpa
From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum

Daniel Baxter
Pen and Ink, collage
Blue Jade Sweet Corn (Zea mays)
On loan from the Hudson Valley Seed Company