The California Legacy of
This exhibition has completed its tour of the U.S.
Winner of the 2004 Western Museums Association
Excellence in Exhibition Award
In December 2003 the San Diego Natural History
Museum, in collaboration with the Irvine Museum, premiered its new
exhibition, Plant Portraits: The California Legacy of A.R. Valentien.
exhibition displayed 80 stunning watercolor paintings of California
plants painted in the early 1900s by Albert R. Valentien.
Beautiful products based on images from the collection are available in our Museum
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© San Diego Natural History Museum
~ The Museum is grateful
to Eleanor and Jerome Navarra for generously underwriting the conservation,
documentation, and exhibition of the Valentien collection. ~
Design by Cary Canning
~ Photography by Philipp Rittermann