1998 July 15 - 1998 October 4
"Rare Beauty: America's Endangered Plants" was an exhibition including forty large-format color photographs by photographer Maryl C. Levine depicting thirty-five of some of the country's rarest species of wild plants. All of the plants were on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services's list of endangered species and were photographed in their natural habitats. Included were portraits of the Texas poppy-mallow; the black-lace cactus; and Arnott's hibiscus. The exhibition was coordinated for the Museum by Francesco Grifo, co-curator, Hall of Biodiversity, and director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History. Before appearing at the Museum, the exhibit was on view at the Houston Museum of Natural History and the Virginia Museum of Natural History. The photographs were on view in the Akeley Gallery of the American Museum of Natural History from July 15 through October 4, 1998.
Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: Francesco Grifo; Maryl C. Levine.
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