Trees - in the Park and at the Museum

  • 15 June - 9 November 2014

    Alongside native trees like beech and yew, the Rieterpark also boasts some exotic species such as gingkos and a Chinese handkerchief tree. Trees also play an important role inside the museum with its holdings of “exotic” art. In China, for example, the pine tree symbolizes longevity, while according to an Indian legend, Krishna hid in a tree after stealing the clothes of some female bathers.

    Some of the trees immortalized in Indian and Chinese painting can be seen in a little exhibition of works drawn from the museum's own collection.