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.
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.
Visions from the Land: Native Interpretations
Jan. 12-March 26
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to view the work of four regional Indigenous artists — James Autio, Gordon Coons, Anna Johnson and Ivy Vainio. Each artist uses a different technique or process to produce captivating art inspired by the natural world. On Opening Night of the Spring Flower Show, Feb. 2, Gordon Coons will present an ArtTalk at 6:30 p.m. about his Ojibwa woodland style of paintings, which involve burning cedar to make fumage and smoke art embellished with 24-karat goldleaf.
This exhibit is included with general daily admission; free for members, $15 for non-members ages 16 and older; free for ages 15 and younger.