The exhibition will be open for more leisurely perusal throughout the Conference, and plans are underway to provide opportunities to meet and greet the artists represented. It will be wonderful to share our love of botanical art with our colleagues from other countries: www.huntbotanical.org
A few blocks away, the inspiration and beauty of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden is the site for several Conference activities. Phipps’ newest addition – The Tropical Forest Conservatory – currently features Headwaters of the Amazon, where you can journey to the birth place of the Amazon River and experience the exotic plants of the most diverse region on earth: www.phipps.conservatory.org
Other cultural offerings of Pittsburgh, including The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh are within walking distance from the hotel, making these easy destinations.
Several field trips are anticipated to destinations of interest to botanical artists and representative of the diversity of art, culture and nature in the Pittsburgh region.