Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Havard Art Museums has not been able to welcome visitors to their special exhibition Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection since last March. But a partnership with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has inspired new ways of thinking about intersections between art and the natural world.
This spring, they are excited to offer even more ways to experience the Painting Edo exhibition and explore the landscape of the Arnold Arboretum!
This guide pairs key plants from the Painting Edo exhibition with their counterparts from the living collections at the Arnold Arboretum. Use the guide at the Arnold Arboretum or while virtually exploring the Painting Edo exhibition to learn more about the botanical features and poetic significance of various plants.
Share your explorations with us on social media using #PlantingEdo. The Harvard Art Museums will repost their favorite discoveries each week! You can download Planting Edo: A Field Guide today, free of charge.