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.
Until 26 May the Nuremberg City Archives will display a small exhibition about Merian's time in the city of Nuremberg, where she lived and worked from 1668 until 1682. The exhibition includes information about important persons in her life in that period, including her husband, Johann Andreas Graff, and the painter, Joachim von Sandrart. The exhibition brings attention to the special places in Nuremberg where Merian conducted her research into caterpillars and butterflies. More information (in German) can be found here.
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.