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Smithsonian Gardens Exhibition Series 2019-2020: Interpretive Master Plan

Smithsonian Gardens launched their interpretive master plan, recurring exhibition series and, in particular, their inaugural exhibition, Habitat (2019–2020). These initiatives are collaborative efforts involving the entire Smithsonian Gardens staff.

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9/13/18
So You Want to Do an Art Exhibition? The Nuts and Bolts to Create Art Exhibits at Your Garden

Events are becoming increasingly important fundraisers and friendraisers for gardens of all sizes.

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6/25/18
Making Bigger Pictures: Connecting Collections with Contemporary Culture

As cultural attitudes and mindsets shift ever more rapidly, how do botanical gardens stay relevant? Our collections, from living plants to herbarium specimens, represent an intrinsic part of botanical garden DNA.

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6/21/18
Creative Ideas for Shows and Exhibits: Incorporating Interpretive Themes into Display Design

Orchid, holiday, and other types of big shows and festivals are becoming increasingly popular ways to draw in visitors to public gardens.

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6/20/18
Changing the Landscape of Annual Exhibitions to Meet Expectations

How do gardens creatively bring new life to their annual exhibitions? Each year gardens across the country feature annual experiences that have become a staple for their organization.

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6/19/18
Artworks & Decorative Features in Garden Settings: Strategies for Sustainable Long-Term Care

This presentation from the 2018 annual conference covers common materials and objects found in public gardens as well as means of deterioration and damage and some suggestions for remediation.

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6/15/18
Evaluating Arts Grant Portfolios

The National Endowment for the Arts continued its webinar series on evaluating arts programs with a discussion on how state arts agencies and regional arts organizations are using evaluation to assess their grant portfolios.

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2/2/18
Taking Out the Guesswork: A Guide to Using Research to Build Arts Audiences

This guidebook was developed out of strong evidence that audience research can strengthen audience-building initiatives by helping institutions understand how to build meaningful connections with different groups.

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11/7/17
Integrated Science and Art Education for Creative Climate change Communication

An interdisciplinary field trip to a remote marine lab joined graduate students from fine arts and natural resource science departments to think creatively about the topic of climate change and science communication.

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10/23/17
Taking Up Residence: The Multifaceted Benefits of Artist Residency Programs in Gardens

Artist in Residence programs have been popular in the art world for some time, but few gardens take advantage of this opportunity.

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7/9/17

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