Members at the MOCA Associate level and above are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Botanical Conservation and Research Program at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
Led by Collections and Conservation Manager Sean Lahmeyer, learn how plants within the living collection are chosen for conservation and research projects in response to current global biodiversity loss. Visiting The Huntington's seed bank and herbarium, together we will examine key resources being utilized to conserve and propagate plants from one of the largest, most taxonomically diverse collections of living plants in the world.
An invitation with event details will be emailed to members at the MOCA Associate level ($375) and above. Memberships can be purchased or renewed online. If you would like to upgrade an existing membership, please contact the Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Landscapes is a series of member events that underscores the work of artists, activists, and scholars committed to pressing ecological issues in Los Angeles and around the globe. Exploring varied responses to climate, conservation, and environmental justice, New Landscapes is guided by the mission of MOCA’s Environmental Council, the first sustainability council at a major arts museum in the United States.
Recent programs in this series include off-site exhibition walkthroughs with artist Beatriz Cortez and Carl Cheng, a tour of the projects at Metabolic Studio, and a hands-on Bokashi composting workshop with Sustainable Little Tokyo.
New Landscapes is presented as part of an ongoing series of environmental programming in 2022 made possible by Nora McNeely Hurley and Manitou Fund, and guided by the work of the MOCA Environmental Council.