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Art Basel – Dr. David Fairchild’s Laboratory – By: Mark Dion
December 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
World renowned sculptor and installation artist Mark Dion is recreating the space in David Fairchild’s laboratory to convey the feeling that he has just stepped out. While Fairchild explored the world searching for plants, much of his important work later in life was conducted at his beloved waterfront home in Coconut Grove, which became his personal plant introduction garden from 1916 until his death in 1954. Dion’s installation discusses and introduces Fairchild’s history and accomplishments and the story of plant hunting, economic botany and even ecological and economic successes and unforeseen catastrophes.
We welcome you to stay after your guided tour to explore the beautiful tropical oasis of The Kampong.
Please call 305-442-7169 ext. 100 or ext. 103 for reservations.
The Laboratory is on the second floor of the historic Galt Simmons Building, stairway access only.
David Fairchild Laboratory at The Kampong will be open exclusively for Kampong members, their guests and
Art Basel VIP cardholders.
For memberships please call 305-442-7169 ext. 100.
Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.