Current Reedy Gallery Show
Summer 2015 Exhibit: K is for Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate--A Horticultural Alphabet
May 23-August 30
"K is for Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate" features stunning and rare printed images, from apples to zinnias--a horticultural alphabet highlights the library's special collection of vintage seed catalogs, treasured rare books and 19th-century garden magazines. Each letter is represented by a plant (A is for Apple, etc.). For each plant, three exquisite images found in the library's collections are digitized, enlarged and arrenged together on a placrd or poster. Many of the original rare books and seed catalogs are on display in the Library.
Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate is the common name of Polygonum Orientale. This hard-to-find heirloom plant features chans of dark pink flowers that droop from 6-9 foot stems. Seed for this unusual plant can be purchased at the Arboretum Gift Store.
Presented by the Andersen Horticultural Library
Most recent show:
Winter 2015 Exhibit: Weird, Wild & Wonderful
Feb. 6-May 17, 2015
The Second New York Botanical Garden Triennial exhibit, curated by the American Society of Botanical Artists, is presented by Andersen Horticultural Library and University of Minnesota Libraries at the Reedy Gallery, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Cracked Walnut Reading this Weekend
We are pleased to host an innovative literary reading by the Cracked Walnut troupe in celebration of our "Weird, Wild & Wonderful" botanic art exhibit. It's set for 2 p.m. this Sunday, May 17, in Reedy Gallery of the Visitor Center! That's also the closing day of this wonderful traveling art exhibit. Free with gate admission.
(Cracked Walnut hosts readings in traditional and non-traditional spaces in the Twin Cities Metro Area for the purpose of promoting a love for spoken literature, community and creativity.)
Enjoy eclectic interpretations of nature's beauty, outdoor landscapes and scenes by a diverse collection of painters from Minnesota, the Midwest and throughout the U.S.. Works in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, photography and other media help deepen your Arboretum experience and add interesting perspective to your visit.
The gallery features four to five exhibits per year touching on seasonal themes. From time to time, informal tours are offered of the current exhibit or artists talks and painting demonstrations in the Great Hall or in the gardensg artists are scheduled. Exhibits are open year-round during scheduled building hours and are free with Arboretum admission. Art in the Reedy Gallery are for sale through the Arboretum Gift Store, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale directly benefitting the Arboretum.
The Arboretum is pleased to collaborate with the Wilcock Gallery of Excelsior, Minn., in curating and organizing exhibits with artists. While the Reedy Gallery has featured nature-themed art since its opening in the Oswald Visitor Center in 2005, this collaboration provides greater exposure to a broader community of artists in seasonally-themed collections.