Event Date

January 18 - March 10, 2016


Art at BRIT

Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

Join BRIT as we highlight some of the over 2,200 species of plants that call North Central Texas home. In this exhibition, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas presents just a fraction of that biodiversity with a selection of our herbarium specimens and library materials. Exhibit specimens were selected in part from the Master Plant List for Texas Range and Pasture Plants, which will be used for the 4H and FFA plant identification competition held during the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in January.

Most of the species you will see here are truly native to this place and to the prairies that once grew all around us. 

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.

During this time, we have online exhibitions for you to learn from and enjoy. Please click on the links below.