Desert, Water, Life... Death Valley in Bloom

Event Date

July 7 - August 17, 2017

Program

Exhibits

Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

When it rains in the desert things come to life. This is nowhere truer than in Death Valley National Park. Throughout the Winter of 2015 and early Spring of 2016 the park experienced steady downfalls. When rain conditions are just right - about every ten years - the park experiences what is known as a "hyper bloom" - flowers come out in abundance. In February 2016, BRIT Resident Research Associate, Dr. Grace Bascopé, educator and photographer, Dr. Becky Watson, and BRIT volunteer, Dan Gruen, struck pure gold. They were able to witness and document what park rangers called a "mega hyper bloom" - an abundance of flowers seen only about every 100 years.

About Exhibits

BRIT is fortunate to have two exhibit spaces, the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the intimate Welcome Center exhibit space, in which to display a variety of art from both well-known and emerging local artists. BRIT joins with the rest of the Fort Worth arts community twice a year and participates in spring and fall Gallery Nights.