The Science of Looking: The Vast World of Botanical Art

Science and the arts are often treated like totally separate worlds, but the two are not incompatible. They have more in common than meets the eye. “Science and art are really intertwined,” says Nezka Pfeifer, Museum Curator at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum. “They’re not these two separate specializations like we sometimes…

Collections: Curiosity Comes Full Circle

Throughout history, people have been driven to collect objects, from sea shells and acorns to baseball cards and paintings. Objects are usually displayed in an organized way meant to make sense of the world or inspire wonder. You may have a collection of your own and not think of it as something of value beyond…

Henry Shaw’s Historic Museum to Get New Life

Be among the first to experience the recently rehabilitated Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum.  The museum is one of the Garden’s most iconic buildings, and its history dates back to Garden founder Henry Shaw and his vision for the Missouri Botanical Garden. By spring 2018, when the project is set to be completed, the museum…