Event Date

March 3 - April 13, 2017


Art at BRIT

Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

BRIT presents a wide-ranging exhibition featuring artworks drawn from the holdings of three long-established metroplex galleries--Afterimage Gallery, David Dike Fine Art, and William Campbell Contemporary Art. The artworks selected by art historian Barbara Koerble demonstrate how close observation of the natural world is transformed through each artist’s personal style using their chosen medium of painting, printmaking or photography. Landscape vistas created by several generations of well-travelled artists are on view, ranging from highly realistic images to semi-representational abstraction, along with intimate works that capture close up views of nature. Several artworks depict the urban forest and suggest how encroachment into nature can lead to ecological impacts. 

Image: Jenny Ellerbe, Hightailing It, Bayou Desiard, Monroe, Louisiana, April 2005, ink pigment print, #4/25, 10 x 12 in. (Courtesy Afterimage Gallery) 

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.