Reedy Gallery

Current Exhibits

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.

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Upcoming Exhibits

Farm to Palette: Agriculture as Muse

August 23 - November 18, 2019

This show complements the opening of the brand new Farm campus at the Art Exhibit ExampleArboretum. 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.

Featured artists:

Richard Abraham
Scott Lloyd Anderson
Jay Paul Bell
Rollie Brandt
Hannah Heyer
Tom Maakestad
Fred Somers

The Reedy Gallery

The Reedy Gallery, established through the generosity of Darwin and Geri Reedy, offers eclectic interpretations of nature's beauty, outdoor landscapes and scenes by talented, award-winning artists with roots in Minnesota. Works in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and other media add nature-inspired artistry to engage visitors in exploring the beauty and wonders of the outdoors at the Arboretum.

Subscribe to info on art exhibit openings, Meet the Artist and gallery events from curator Wendy DePaolis at

Typically, four to five fine art exhibits are presented each year, touching on seasonal themes and explorations. Informal tours are offered weekly by trained volunteer docents and staff. Often, artists talks and painting demonstrations are scheduled in the Great Hall or in the gardens to round out the exhibit. Reedy Gallery exhibits are open year-round during Visitor Center hours and are free with Arboretum admission. 

Art in the Reedy Gallery is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale directly benefitting the Arboretum as well as helping to support the local arts community.  Purchases can be made through the Arboretum Gift Store

The Arboretum is pleased to work with the local arts community in curating and organizing exhibits  Please contact arts curator, Wendy DePaolis at if you are interested in showing your work as part of a future exhibit.