50 Front St., Binghamton, NY
Focus on Nature XV, a nature-based artwork exhibition featuring 87 illustrations by 69 artists, will be on display at the Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton until January 20, 2020. The exhibition, which is organized by the New York State Museum, celebrates natural and cultural history illustration and the talented artists who create a connection between science and art.
Focus on Nature is a biennial exhibition of scientific, natural and cultural history. Since its inception in 1990, the exhibition has reflected the standards, materials, and skills of contemporary natural and cultural history illustrators. It has increased awareness of a genre that requires scientific accuracy for publications, interpretive nature centers, as well as many research and educational purposes. A five-member jury of artists and scientists select the artwork for each exhibition based on the illustration’s scientific accuracy and uniqueness, educational value and artistic quality. Artists featured in the exhibition are from countries around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Roberson Museum and Science Center is open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 5PM, and Friday from noon to 9PM. The museum is located at 30 Front St., Binghamton. For admission information, call (607) 772-0660 or go online to the Roberson website.