Event Date

October 9 - December 11, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Art at BRIT

Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

This fall, the BRIT herbarium hosted Texas Christian University painting professor Adam Fung's Beginning Painting class. Students toured the herbarium and spent time sketching examples from our extensive collection of approximately 1,445,000 plant specimens from around the world. After creating watercolor sketches, each student translated her work into a small oil painting. It is these paintings that make up Emerging Artists: Herbarium on Canvas, on view in the Welcome Center Gallery this fall. 

Come engage with and enjoy these creative translations of the botanical specimens at the heart of BRIT's mission. We are proud to showcase the artwork of such promising young TCU painters!

Taylor Cuozzo, 8 x 8", oil on canvas over panel, 2019

About Art at BRIT

Art at BRIT offers two distinctive art viewing spaces: the elegant Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the smaller, more intimate Upper Atrium Collections Gallery. The Samples Exhibit Hall showcases botanical art and artwork dealing with topics such as ecology, plants, sustainability, conservation, and the natural world – we highlight work by local and national artists, both well-known and emerging. The Upper Atrium Collections Gallery features a rotation of botanical and nature-based prints from our Library collection, including The Arader Natural History Collection of Art. We honor and celebrate the traditional roots of botanical art, while also expanding and redefining the field for the 21st century.