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If you’re looking for a temporary exhibition that draws a crowd and is affordable and easy to install, Exhibit Envoy is your ideal resource! We offer exhibitions that reflect the richness of California’s arts, culture, and natural environment. Browse our list of available exhibitions and view our library of installation images. Then, give us a call to book your next traveling exhibition. For more info on how to rent from us, see our How To Host page.

Nature's Beloved Son:
Rediscovering John Muir's Botanical Legacy

AUDIENCE: General

RENTAL FEE: $5,000 + shipping for an 8-week booking

SIZE: 250 linear feet

SECURITY: High

INSTALLATION IMAGES: View online here

In the spirit which John Muir embraced the botanical world, Nature's Beloved Son traces his travels through North America and presents vivid images of the actual plants that Muir held in his hands, carried in his pockets, and preserved for all time.  Curated by Bonnie J. Gisel. Photographs by Stephen J.  Joseph.

The exhibition includes:

  • Paper & Canvas Prints - High-resolution scans of these botanicals, digitally restored
  • Text Panels - A brief John Muir biography, a chronicle of his botanical legacy and the importance of 19th century herbaria
  • Replica pages from John Muir's Journal Pages & Drawings
  • Replica Muir Plant Press
  • Nature’s Beloved Son book from Heyday Books, 2008
  • Historic Portrait
  • Narrated Film
  • Gallery Activity Kit
  • Docent Training Manual
  • Exhibit Press Kit

 


TOP: Exhibition at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. Photos by Stephen Joseph, 2011 MIDDLE: Exhibition at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. Photos by Stephen Joseph, 2011 ABOVE LEFT: Polypodium californicum Kaulf., California Polypod Fern, Stephen J. Joseph, 2008 Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden ABOVE RIGHT: Cypripedium montanum Dougl., Mountain Lady’s Slipper, Stephen J. Joseph, 2008, Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden

SCHEDULE & AVAILABILITY:

January 9, 2011 – March 27, 2011 Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek
April 28, 2011 – September 25, 2011 History San Jose, San Jose
October 9, 2011 – December 4, 2011 Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia
September 23, 2012 – November 18, 2012 Fullerton Arboretum, CSU Fullerton
December 2, 2012 – April 7, 2013 Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside
April 21, 2013 – June 16, 2013 High Desert Museum, Bend, Oregon
September 8, 2013 – November 3, 2013 World Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon
November 17, 2013 – January 12, 2014 Museum of History & Art, Ontario
January 26, 2014 – March 23, 2014 Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House, Ukiah
August 22, 2014 – October 17, 2014 Vacaville Museum
November 9, 2014 – January 4, 2015 AVAILABLE
January 18, 2014 – March 15, 2015 AVAILABLE
March 29 – May 31, 2015 La Quinta Museum
Flexible Dates in 2016 and 2017
AVAILABLE
September 17, 2017 – December 17, 2017 Hi-Desert Nature Museum, Yucca Valley

ADDITIONAL COPY TOURING:

June 28 - September 30, 2014                   
John Muir's Birthplace, Dunbar, Scotland
December 2014 - January 2015 Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh, Scotland


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