The CU Museum of Natural History will debut Cannabis: A Visual Perspective, a first-of-its-kind art installation of botanical illustrations of cannabis, 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8. The exhibit explores the diversity of the cannabis genus of flowering plants and also spotlights CU Boulder’s groundbreaking scientific research in the field.
The Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists (RMSBA) is presenting the exhibit, which features a juried selection of botanical illustrations rendered in watercolor, acrylic, oil, colored pencil, pastel, print and mixed media. The artwork is designed to educate the public about the scientific uses of botanical illustrations and highlight their aesthetic qualities. Visitors will get a unique perspective of how artists interpret plant life and incorporate their creative vision into their artwork.
The exhibit also provides the museum with opportunities to educate visitors about Colorado’s marijuana laws, university policies prohibiting the use, possession and distribution of marijuana and other drugs on campus, and to remind the community that CU Boulder remains a smoke-free campus.
Later this fall, the museum will host two science-focused lectures that examine cannabis research occurring on the CU Boulder campus. Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
For more information, please visit the museum’s website.