Beyond Words: The Symbolic Language of Plants

February 4, 2012 - July 29, 2012

Camellias B Kelly This exhibition features approximately 40 works of art by 17 artists known as Studio 155, a group of Washington, D.C.- based artists who work together and individually to expand their visions of the natural world through botanical art. Part of the Museum’s Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition will feature images of plants based on the historical symbolism of plants throughout history.Click here to learn more about Studio 155.


The Delaware Art Museum’s Outlooks Exhibition Series encourages community involvement in the creation of exhibitions that will be hosted by the Museum. The Delaware Art Museum accepts proposals for Outlooks exhibitions from organizations, community groups, and residents of our surrounding area, contributing to the Museum’s mission of providing an inclusive and essential community resource.

All Outlooks exhibitions are displayed in the Ammon Galleries on the Museum’s second floor.

Click here to learn more about the Outlooks Exhibition Series.

Camellia: Luck, Perfection and Loveliness by Betsy Kelly, oil on canvas, 22″X16″, Painted frame, oil on panel, 2011
Centering, by Neena Birch, oil on canvas, 4’X2′ each panel, 2010


DCH-logoSpecial discount offer for TheDCH and Art Museum members!Located just blocks apart, the Delaware Art Museum and the Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH) share a passion for education, community engagement, and preservation – the Museum through its 12,000 object art collection, and TheDCH through its extensive gardening and horticulture programs throughout the state.This spring, TheDCH and the Museum are joining forces to offer exclusive disocunts to members of both organizations. TheDCH members will receive half price adult admission, or buy-one get-one free admission if members bring a guest. This offer is in conjunction with three exciting exhibitions that feature plants, flowers, and gardens: Beyond Words: The Symbolic Language of Plants, Painted Poetry: The Art of Mary Page Evans, and A Secret Book of Designs: The Burne Jones Flower Book.Art Museum members are invited to any or all of TheDCH’s Help for the Home Gardnerer spring lecture series at TheDCH member price. Learn more about The Delaware Center for Horticulture at


Beyond Words: The Symbolic Language of Plants was organized by the Delaware Art Museum.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Delaware Division of the Arts

Click here to read a press release about the exhibition.