Out of the Woods - Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens, the ASBA/NYBG Third Triennial
May 9 - Aug. 13, 2019
This juried traveling exhibition features forty-four artworks, from artists from all over the country, and depicts one of the planets most important and beautiful resources. These tree subjects have been found in botanical gardens and arboreta throughout the US and around the world. A central goal with the exhibition is to highlight the role botanical gardens and arboreta play in educating the public about trees and their ecological and utilitarian roles, as well as the research/scholarship they do in these areas. However, artists also respond aesthetically to these inspiring subjects, and have depicted anything from seedpods to branches and bark to an entire forest floor.
This exhibition is brought to you with generous support from Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library.
Farm to Palette: Agriculture as Muse
August 23 - November 18, 2019
This show complements the opening of the brand new Farm campus at the Arboretum. The seven accomplished artists featured in this exhibition demonstrate an affection for productive agricultural land. Many grew up on farms and maintain relationships with farmers today. Some are inspired by wide-open pastoral spaces; others find inspiration in backyard gardens. Regardless the muse, don’t miss this opportunity to glimpse the beautiful legacy of Minnesota’s food production through the eyes of an artist.
Scott Lloyd Anderson
Jay Paul Bell