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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Nature: Wild and Wonderful
June 17 - September 6, 2021
Be prepared for the unexpected in this nature-themed exhibit! Four renowned artists come together with wildly different styles. Each work contains a larger narrative that entices the viewer to move in closer to discover deeper intentions.
Teo Nguyen: A Reflection on Being
September 9 - November 29, 2021
Artist Opening Reception on Thursday, September 23, 2021
Teo’s Arboretum exhibition brings his stunning large-scale photorealistic paintings into the Reedy gallery, allowing viewers to interact with natural beauty in an intimate setting. His works, some directly taken from the Arboretum landscape, capture the beauty and spirit of our natural world. His facility with paint reveals his subject in a wholly new way. He has a reverence for the land and states, “if I wasn’t an artist, I’d be a gardener”. Don’t miss this transformative exhibition.
Teo’s works can be found in permanent and corporate collections, including Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center and the Weisman Art Museum.