Art Exhibitions

Awbury Arboretum regularly hosts free public art exhibitions featuring local artists, both within the parlors of the Francis Cope House and outside in the Arboretum’s landscape. 

The galleries of the Cope House are regularly hung with revolving shows and are open Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Fridays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  (Please see our Hours and Admission page for holiday closings, etc.)

The grounds of the Arboretum are open ever day, dawn to dusk.

Are you a local artist interested in featuring your artwork at Awbury?  Contact Heather Zimmerman at programs@awbury.org.

Current Exhibitions:

Making Space @Awbury, created by The Colored Girls Museum 

(March 15 – April 26, 2019 in the Cope House Parlors)

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Awbury Arboretum will host Making Space @Awbury, the 2nd iteration of an installation created by The Colored Girls Museum (TCGM) for the Leeway Foundation’s Making Space: Leeway@25.

As noted by Syd Carpenter, Curator of the TCGM’S installation for Leeway “the works exhibited here claim individualized aesthetic territory while participating in dialogues drawn from history, tradition and symbolism.”

Making Space @Awbury features the works of 14 different artists, and includes paintings, photographs, textiles, and ceramics. Curated by Michael Clemmons.


Past shows:

From Cotton to Quilts – with Sharon Tindall (2019)

Photographs with Iman Jones (2018)

Garden Life Through a Lens – with the Awbury Pollinator Habitat Gardeners (2018)

The Mythic Moth Menagerie and A Night in the Enchanted Woods – with Richard Metz (2018)

Botanically Inspired and Found: Pollinators at Awbury Arboretum – with Karen Singer (2018)

Nature Transformed – with Carol Philips (2017)

Northwest POST Artists (2017)

Creature Comforts – with Arcadia University and Wissahickon Charter School (2017)

Botanical Illustrations – with Marylyn Waltzer (2016)

Alaska and Maine Painting – with Cathy Hozack (2016)

Centennial Shine – with Jared Wood and Rachel Ehrgood (2016)

A Retrospective – with Lucretia Robbins (2015)

Curious Creatures – with Arcadia University and Project Learn School (2015)

Flora Fantastica – with MF Cardamone (2015)

Meditative Mediations – with Carole Loeffler & Maryann Worrell (2015)