47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807
47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT
Saturday & Sunday
In 1882, Marianne North showed the gray city of London paintings of jaw-dropping greenery like they'd never seen
As a self-taught artist and scientist, Marianne North subverted Victorian gender roles and advanced the field of botanical illustration. Her technique of painting specimens in their natural environment was groundbreaking. The legendary Charles Darwin was among her many supporters.
Laurie Lawlor deftly chronicles North's life, from her restrictive childhood to her wild world travels to the opening of the Marianne North Gallery at Kew Gardens to her death in 1890. The North gallery at Kew Gardens remains open to the public today.
Becca Stadtlander's award-winning lush, verdant artwork pairs wonderfully with the natural themes.
The Greenwich Historical Society's mission is to preserve and interpret Greenwich history to strengthen the community’s connection to our past, to each other and to our future. All proceeds from our museum store support this mission.