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      Fruits in Decay, a Glass Flowers Exhibit in Cambridge


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      November 19, 2019

      Tuesday   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (daily until March 1, 2020)

      26 Oxford Street
      Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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      Fruits in Decay, a Glass Flowers Exhibit

      Saturday, August 31, 2019 – Sunday, March 1, 2020

      While we eagerly await the ripening of our favorite summer fruits, microscopic competitors are at work multiplying and consuming them in a world beyond our sight. If we wait too long, the activity of fungi, bacteria, and other microbes will soon appear as an unexpected blotch, suspicious “fuzz,” or oddly curled foliage.

      Fruits in Decay is a new special exhibit in the Glass Flowers gallery that explores blight, rot, and other diseases on summer fruits. It features exquisitely detailed glass botanical models of strawberries, peaches, apricots, plums, and pears made by famed glass artist Rudolf Blaschka. On display for the first time in nearly two decades, these models capture—with astonishing realism—the intricacies and strange beauty of fruits in various stages of decay.

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions | Science

      This event repeats daily until March 1, 2020: Dec 11, Dec 12, Dec 13

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.