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 depao008@umn.edu.

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

Teo Nguyen

Current Exhibit

Teo Nguyen: A Reflection on Being

September 23 - November 29, 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. 

View the Show Catalog

Artist:
Teo Nguyen

Show Your Work

The Arboretum is pleased to work with the local arts community in curating and organizing exhibits  Please contact arts curator, Wendy DePaolis at depao008@umn.edu if you are interested in showing your work as part of a future exhibit.

Sign-up for an Adult Art Class

From beginner to advanced and everything in between. Painting, drawing, textile and jewelry are just some of the more than 50 classes offered each year at the Arb. Classes are designed to engage the creative part of your brain and build community. 

Click here to browse the complete list of classes.