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 Tuesday-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.)

**Please note: In keeping with safety regulations regarding COVID-19, the Cope House and the Arboretum offices are closed until further notice, except by special appointment.  See our Hours and Admission page for full details.

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:

Recent Works by Andrew Christman

In the Cope House parlors, March – May 2020

Andrew Christman received a BFA in painting at Pratt Institute Brooklyn. He attended Sotheby’s Institute of Art / Manchester University, UK where he received an MA in East Asian Art History.

Christman is currently a teaching artist for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a co-founder of Way of Words, an interactive poetry and visual art project that utilizes writing and collage experiences to build positive, lasting community connections.

Artist’s Statement: These mixed-media works on paper explore the tension and play between scientific and intuitive  understanding.  The improvisational, multi-layered studio practice I employ utilizes photography, printmaking, painting, and drawing to
synthesize the opposing languages of expressionist image making with the didactic conventions of field guides and text book illustrations.

Drawing upon a diversity of past and present naturalist traditions, my work presents both observational studies of subjects such as plants, animals, and trees as well as excavations of my accumulated emotive experiences of them.

In keeping with safety regulations regarding COVID-19, we have postponed the Opening & Artist’s Reception and closed the parlors to the public, but we encourage you to click here to see pictures of his beautiful work.


Past shows:

Papercuts – with Jonathan Greenberg (2019)

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)

Heteromorphic Botanicals – with Kathleen Kelly (2013)