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Past Exhibition in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard

Past Exhibitions

Montage of orchid illustrations

Orchids: Hidden Stories of Groundbreaking Women

January 29 – April 24, 2022

Illustration of birds and bees

Beautiful Blooms: Botanical Art on Stamps

October 20, 2017 – July 14, 2019

Orchid Exhibition; Amazing Adaptations

Orchids: Amazing Adaptations

February 16, 2019 – April 28, 2019

Miniature garden of moss, grass, and ferns with tiny garden gate, fence, birdbath, and bench in terracotta planter

Garden Inspirations

September 3, 2016 – April 30, 2019

Painted mural of multicolored flowers in exhibit room

Bloom: Flowers in the Archives of American Art

March 1, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Illustration of a man combined with a carrot

Cultivating America’s Gardens

May 4, 2017 – September 16, 2018

Museum visitors standing in front of wall of white shelves in the Hirshhorn Museum lobby featuring yellow, purple, white, red and orange orchids in white pots.

orchids: A MOMENT

January 14, 2017 - May 14, 2017

miniature garden with tiny gnome, fairy, and wheelbarrow figures

Design for Small Spaces

September 5, 2015 - August 30, 2016

Entrance to Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty Exhibit featuring numerous yellow, red and white orchids in pots and exhibit introduction sign shaped like puzzel pieces

Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty

January 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015

The Lost Bird Project

March 27, 2014 - May 15, 2015

Visitors look at orchid planting

Orchids of Latin America

January 26, 2013 - April 21, 2013