The upcoming exhibition at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will not be your average garden variety showcase. “Botanicals, Antique Engravings and Lithographs” is designed as an exquisite exhibition and sale of rare, antique engravings and lithographs depicting botanicals, fruit, architectural renderings and Coats of Arms as well as other subjects. Kate and Robert Waterhouse will chair the exhibition which is set to bloom during the opening night reception on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 6 p.m. The show and sale will be on display in the ANSG Gallery until November 13, 2016.
The hundreds of donated one-of-a-kind pieces, dating from the 1500s through the 1800s, have beautiful handmade frames in mahogany, burl wood, gold and silver leaf, tortoise shell and marquetry by Giovanni Bello of Florence, Italy. Many include hand-painted mats. Prices range for every budget and designers and fans of great design are encouraged to attend.
“With 100 percent of sales benefiting the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, we hope to raise significant funds that will be used for our current preservation projects involving Ann Norton’s art, the gardens and home,” stated Karen Steele, executive director for Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. “Collectors, interior designers and antique and art lovers will appreciate the beauty of these rare works of art.”
During the exhibition, a curator will be available to answer questions on Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays at noon.
Opening night reception to Botanicals, Antique Engravings and Lithographs will be on September 14 at the Historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. It is free for members and $15 for non-member adults. To RSVP for the opening night reception, please call 561-832-5328. Regular Gallery visitation is Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm, and is free for members, $10 for non-member adults, $8 for seniors (age 65 and older), $7 for students and children under five are free. For more information, please visit www.ansg.org or call 561-832-5328.