Events And Programs

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, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and by special appointment.  (Please see our Hours and Admission page for holiday closings, etc.)

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

Currently On Display:

Up Against a Wall

featuring 36 artists from the Philadelphia area

On display in the Cope House

parlors July 6th – August 26th

About the show:

Awbury Arboretum is hosting a curated art exhibit of 36 artists from Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Curated by artist Susan Breitsch, the show is comprised of two-dimensional works including, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, fresco, and collage.

Participating Artists:

  • Rebecca Aidlin
  • Jasmine Alleger
  • Donna Backues
  • Philippa Beardsley
  • Matthew Bender
  • Sandra Benhaim
  • Priscilla Bohlen
  • Matthew Borgen
  • Susan Breitsch
  • Sarah Butler
  • Jorge Caligiuri
  • Nancy Cohen

  • Andrew Christman
  • Andrew Conti
  • Chris Curchin
  • Sally K. Eisenberg
  • Linnie Greenberg
  • Louis Gribaudo
  • Alex Griffin
  • Debra Jenks
  • Andrea Wohl Keefe
  • Sam Koren
  • Penelope Tsaltas Lisk
  • Stephanie Manzi

  • Norma Markley
  • Kellianne McCarthy
  • Dawn Merritt
  • John Mitchell
  • Samantha Mitchell
  • Heidi Nam
  • Chau Nguyen
  • Haigen G. Pearson
  • Eung Ho Park
  • John Howell White
  • Natasha Zeta
  • Robert Zurer

Coming soon:

stay tuned for more details…

    Past Exhibitions:

    Blackberry Winter by Jonathan Eckel (2021)

    When I Am Among the Trees by Julie Kring (2020)

    Recent Works by Andrew Christman (2020)

    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)

      Are you a local artist interested in featuring your artwork at Awbury?  Contact Heather Zimmerman at