The Registry consists almost entirely of Western paintings. It does not include illustrations for books or posters, with rare exceptions. It does include works other than paintings (e.g., sculptures, engravings, tapestries) that have a special historical, scientific, or artistic interest. These items are noted in bold capital letters. All others are paintings.
All the items we have encountered dated before ca. 1950 have been included in the Registry. After around 1950, inclusion in the registry has been limited to works of recognized scientific or artistic value that fullfill the above criteria.
This registry is an open-ended endeavor. We hope that it will stimulate others will look for mushrooms in works of art. Note the criteria for inclusion mentioned above. You are welcome to share your discoveries with us with the following form.
The North American Mycological Association (NAMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. NAMA is committed to the promotion of scientific and educational activities related to fungi. NAMA supports the protection of natural areas and their biological integrity. We advocate the sustainable use of mushrooms as a resource and endorse responsible mushroom collecting that does not harm the fungi or their habitats. (EIN 31-6066799, documentation).