Grafting the Grape Virtual Lecture Series: Art and Science Dialog
August 14, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Missouri Botanical Garden is sponsoring the Grafting the Grape online program series in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Art and Science Dialog
Presentation and discussion on the impact of the Grape phylloxera epidemic on European vineyards that lead to the development of using native American grapes for grafting, with artist Dornith Doherty and botanist Dr. Allison Miller. 

Dornith Doherty is an American artist whose work is concerned with human entanglement in the rapidly changing environment. A 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Doherty has also received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Foundation, and the United States Department of the Interior. Working primarily with photography, video, and scientific imaging, Doherty’s work is in numerous permanent collections, and has been featured in exhibitions and publications widely in the US and abroad. She is Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas, where she has been on the faculty since 1996.

Allison Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Saint Louis University and Member and Principal Investigator, Danforth Plant Science Center, is the lead for the Vitis Underground project, which

is a five year, multi-institution project investigating the relationship between root, scion, and environment in grafted grapevines. The results of the Vitis Underground study will facilitate the development of perennial crops with enhanced phenotypic robustness and plasticity, enabling them to thrive in a range of climates.

ASL interpretation and live captioning provided for each program. Presentations will be recorded for later viewing on the Garden's YouTube channel.

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