Plants have dictated the course of history. Toby and Will Musgrave discuss how trade led by the Western world became the catalyst for addiction, slavery and industrialization in their book An Empire of Plant: People and Plants That Changed the World. Celebrating the power and beauty of the garden, the Smithsonian traveling exhibition presents Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens. From the Aztecs to World War II victory gardens, the Smithsonian brings together images and documents of the visual appeal of vegetable gardens spanning centuries and cultures. The exhibit runs Saturday through February 4 at the Mesquite Arts Center located at 1527 N. Galloway Ave. Call 972-216-8122 or visit mesquiteartscenter.org.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Dec. 9. Continues through Feb. 4