Exhibitions, Exhibition

Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment

Date: Tue, February 23, 2021 - Sun, May 30, 2021
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Reynolda House, Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing Gallery


General Museum Admission: $18
Member, WFU Faculty/Staff/Student, College Student, 18 & Under, Military/Veteran, First Responder: Free

Cross Pollination takes flight from the influential series of paintings The Gems of Brazil (1863-64) by Martin Johnson Heade but expands outward to explore pollination in nature and ecology, cultural and artistic influence and exchange, and the interconnection between art and science, extending from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first. This exhibition was created by The Olana Partnership at Olana State Historic Site, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Its tour is organized by Crystal Bridges.

Advance Tickets

Member Tuesday Tickets

Support for this exhibition and its national tours is provided by Art Bridges



Additional major support has been provided by the Henry Luce Foundation


Image: Detail. Martin Johnson Heade (1819–1904), Tropical Orchids, 1870–1874, Oil on canvas. 21 1/8 x 17 1/8 in. Olana State Historic Site, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; OL.1981.39.A

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