All things autumnal

Whenever autumn arrives, whether in a blaze of brilliant leaves or with subtle changes in the life cycles of flora and fauna, the season holds a special beauty. Natural-science illustrations combine art and science in the close observation of nature, and artwork from around the world and across time can capture the mood, color, and light of the fall season.

Enjoy the beauty of the season with a tour through our collections in our Autumn Spotlight.

Art Nouveau painting of young couple in autumn colors

October (cover illustration for Harper’s Magazine) William Clarke Rice, born Brooklyn, NY 1875-died New York City 1928
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Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Melvin S. Brotman

Posted: 23 October 2018
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