Cultivating the Wild: William Bartram’s Travels (2018, NR, 58 min.)
From 1773 to 1777, artist explorer William Bartram traveled across the Southeast, finding a landscape that would be almost inconceivable today. His 1791 book, Travels, fostered the development of a truly American strain of natural history, transcending scientific boundaries to deeply influence the writers and intellectuals of the time. This documentary shows how an 18th century naturalist and visionary continues to inspire Southern environmentalists.
Free with Museum Admission