Our art shows are offered in-person at the Hunnewell Building. The Hunnewell Building at 125 Arborway is open 9am–4pm daily. The Visitor Center is open every day except Wednesdays from 10am–4pm.
Artists should note that we are re-examining how art exhibitions are managed at the Arboretum and are therefore putting a pause on accepting new art proposals for the time being.
Still Lives: Plants of the Arnold Arboretum, Close Up and Far Away
Photographs by Vaughn Sills
Winter 2023 - Summer 2023
Photographer Vaughn Sills brings her exquisite still lives of Arboretum plants—whether in flower or fruit, burnished fall foliage or shimmery bud—to our exhibition. Each stem is a wonder of composition and color—prominent, yet sublimely connected to a background of a distant and ethereal landscape. The images are Still Lives, from inside Sills' studio, and include the outside—her images of nature and wide expanses of earth. Combined, these seemingly disparate elements convey the importance of two ways of looking, close up and far away. Each stem represented in this exhibition was carefully collected with Arnold Arboretum Visitor Engagement staff.