Cromhouthuis Amsterdam: Highlights and Flowers

From 31 March to 18 June, the Cromhouthuis in Amsterdam will display an exhibition about Merian in the series 'Treasure Room Collections'. In two rooms original works of Merian from the collections of the University of Amsterdam are shown. The other rooms offer contextual information about her life and work, with themes like 'Amsterdam', 'network' and 'religion'. Some rooms show floral interpretations based on Merian's work by the florists of 'The Wunderkammer'. For more information click here.

Museum Wiesbaden: Merian diorama’s

The Museum Wiesbaden exhibits until 9 July caterpillar dioramas, based on Merian’s research and art works. Nine glass domes enclose the life-cycles of European lepidopterans, as studied by Merian in her famous Raupenbuch (Caterpillar book) and the Studienbuch (study book). The museum holds in its collection some of the original insect preparations from the original collection of Merian. More information can be found here. Photo: © 2017 Museum Wiesbaden/Bernd Fickert

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: Ode to Merian

Until 13 June the Rijksmuseum print room presents an ode to Merian by the art historian Ella Reitsma. She made thirteen photomontages in which she combines early botanical drawings and prints by Merian and others with plants from her own garden. Also two important publications by Maria Sibylla Merian are shown, and a work by her grandfather Theodoor de Bry (1528-1598) and a work by her stepfather Jacob Marrel (1614-1681). More information can be found here.

City Library Nuremberg: Influences and Embroidery

In the exhibition 'Maria Sibylla Merian. Flowers, caterpillars, butterflies' the City Library of Nuremberg shows a selection of Merian's work from their collections. The exhibition also pays attention to the natural historians who influenced her, and those who were influenced by her. Additionally, rare examples of Marian's Blumenbuch are displayed. The exhibition also shows how her designs were translated into pieces of embroidery that were used for alba amicorum (“friendship books”). More information (in German) can be found here.