Current Library Exhibitions
BRIT Library has ongoing exhibitions on view in the Upper Atrium Collections Gallery and the Library, which highlight the Library’s Arader Natural History Collection of Art and rare materials from the Library’s Special Collections and Rare Book Room. The Library also oversees installations on current BRIT Research Programs in the Upper Atrium Research Gallery.
Upper Atrium Research Gallery
Flora of Latin America
September 15, 2022 – November 30, 2022
With works spanning back 300 years, “Flora of Latin America” features contemporary and historical depictions of plants native to the Latin American world. This selection of artworks includes watercolor paintings, pen and ink drawings, lithographs, and other types of prints, all hailing from BRIT Library’s Arader Natural History Collection of Art and from botanical artists’ personal archives housed at the Library. BRIT Library & Special Collections
Auxiliary Collections at the BRIT Herbarium
A single collecting event can result in multiple derivative specimens and auxiliary collections, such as fruit, wood, slide, seed, and photographs. It is the goal of curators and biodiversity informaticians to connect these various resources in a way that is meaningful to our study of an organism. At BRIT, our herbarium is complemented by a collection of over 16,000 microscope slides, along with over 5,000 light micrographs and scanning electron micrographs of pollen. This auxiliary collection enriches botanical studies and adds value to our collection as a resource for research and education.
Ferns & Lycophytes of the BRIT Herbarium
Dr. Alejandra Vasco has marshaled the effort to produce an exhibit about the ca. 37,300 ferns and lycophytes in the BRIT Philecology Herbarium. You can download a PDF of the exhibit in English and Spanish here, and take a closer look at two featured specimens further into this article. Ferns & Lycophytes of the BRIT Herbarium
Hidden Gardens of the BRIT Herbarium
A closer look at eight common bryophytes of the Dallas-Fort Worth area by BRIT Research Associate Charles Gardner.