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

Current Exhibitions:

Painter Bronwen Mayer HenryCreativity Heals 

In the Cope House parlors, August – September 2019

Local artist, Bronwen Mayer Henry, stepped into a passionate pursuit of creativity when diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer.  It was an unexpected path through a Thyroid Cancer diagnosis and treatment (swallowing a radioactive pill and spending 7 days in isolation) that led her to return to a neglected love for painting.  Today her work continues to be a space of deep healing and stepping into more joy. Her macros studies of nature  are bold, vivid, and joyful. Through playful color and courageous canvas sizes the ordinary becomes rich, energetic, and healing.
The artist lives in Huntingdon Valley, PA with her husband, two children, and King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. You can view her work at

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Papercuts, with Jonathan Greenberg

In the Cope House parlors, October 7th – November 2019

Join us for an Opening & Artist’s Talk: Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.

Past shows:

Regressive Continuities – with Charles Emlen (2019)

Making Space @Awbury – with The Colored Girls Museum (2019)

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)