The Birds and the Bees: Pollinators in Nature, Science and Culture

October 5, 2018, through March 17, 2019

The Birds and the Bees explores the importance of pollinators through the Witte Museum’s diverse collection, featuring stunning landscapes showcased in Texas art, a wide array of flowering plants and insect specimens, fossils dating back to the Cretaceous Period, Fiesta® gowns and artifacts representing the cultural significance of pollinators. This exhibition will be on display from October 5, 2018, through March 17, 2019, in the Russell Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery and the Laura and Sam Dawson Gallery and is included in Museum Admission.

In this exhibition, visitors will discover the many different types of pollinators, the role of a flowering plant’s beauty for survival and an appreciation of their beauty that has attracted people and artists for thousands of years. Visitors can enhance their experience with an interactive component that explores how pollinators influence all aspects of Texas Deep Time across the Witte Museum campus and throughout Texas.

 

The Birds and the Bees: Pollinators in Nature, Science and Culture is presented by the San Antonio River Authority and generously supported by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture.