floral concepts from the CCHS permanent collection
currently on view in the Smook | Peduzzi Gallery
The image of the flower has remained an iconographic tradition throughout the history of art and culture, from ancient depictions to contemporary art. Botanical elements, floral blooms and various flowers appear in literature, decorative arts and across all art movements.
The natural beauty of flowers has consistently stood the test of time, and our emotional attachment to a flower’s cultural, symbolic, and aesthetic value is why we repeatedly find floral images throughout literary and visual culture.
With this exhibit, diverse constructs of the flower in objects from our permanent collection punctuated by poetic verse present a cheerful botanical theme.