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Mary Vaux Walcott: A Life in Bloom

Friday, October 28, 2022, 12:00 pm

Mary Vaux Walcott led a remarkable life, demonstrating her love for the natural world with a blend of art and science. Nowhere is this more apparent than her book, North American Wild Flowers, which was published by the Smithsonian in 1925.

To celebrate the release of the new Wild Flowers of North America: Botanical Illustrations By Mary Vaux Walcott, we’ll explore Walcott’s life, her work, and her deep Smithsonian ties through a virtual panel discussion.

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  • Dr. Pamela Henson, Institutional Historian, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
  • Dr. Virginia Mecklenburg, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Dr. Rebecca Dikow, Research Data Scientist, Smithsonian Institution OCIO Data Science Lab
  • Justin Kondrat, Lead Horticulturist for Smithsonian Garden Orchid Collection, Smithsonian Gardens

We are committed to providing access services so all participants can fully engage in these events. Optional real-time captioning will be provided. If you need other access services, please email Advanced notice is appreciated. This program will also be recorded and made available following the event.