Reedy Gallery
FREE with Arboretum Admission

Opening Soon

Whaddya Think? The Importance of Critique Groups in Art

Jan. 11-Feb. 18, 2018

Maintaining an efficient critique (crit) group can help the artists work to stay fresh, relevant and active in the art community. A good critique group can be hard to establish, but one of the best tools an artist can possess. This show highlights a Minnesota group who over the years have built a vibrant artist community through mutual respect and support resulting in the production of stunning works of art.

EXTRA! Artist Reception
Jan. 14, 1-3 p.m., Reedy Gallery

Meet the artists whose work is represented in this show and learn how they established their critique group. Light refreshments provided.

Coming Soon

Somali Art Show
Late Feb.-Early May, 2018

Origami Art Show
May-Nov., 2018

Immediate Past Exhibits:

David Smith Rothenburg

Arboretum Instructor Show

Nov. 10, 2017-Jan. 4, 2018

The Arboretum is proud to display the creativity and skill of the professional artists who also act as instructors for Arboretum art classes. A wide variety of mediums including painting, drawing, mixed media, encaustic, fiber and photography will be on view by featured artists. Painting at left by David Smith Rothenburg.


Pam Leur

Painting above by Pam Luer, part of the current exhibit.

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

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.

Above: Hold the Moon by Josephine Geiger, part of the current Reedy Gallery show.