Fantastic Ferns

On View: February 18 - June 5, 2022 
Bendel Mansion Lobby & Arcade Gallery

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Fantastic Ferns is an exhibition of 23 works by botanist and photographer Charles Neidorf. This show, presented in the Bendel Mansion lobby and arcade gallery, will also feature fern fossils from our permanent collection.

Neidorf collected, studied, and photographed various species of ferns native to the Northeastern US from 1940-1950. His stunning black and white photographs are heightened studies of the fern leaf, capturing the plant at its fertile peak. These photographs explore the ways in which this ubiquitous backyard plant is, in fact, a fascinating and important part of our natural world.

Charles Neidorf
Pteridium Aquilinum var Latiusculum (Eastern Bracken), c. 1940
Black and white photograph, magnified 11x
10 ¾ x 13 ½ inches

Pteridium Aquilinum Var. Latiusculum (Eastern Bracken) Neidorf (002)