Current and Upcoming Art Shows

All shows are on view in the Hunnewell Building lecture hall at 125 Arborway. The Lecture Hall is often used for meetings and classes. Please call 617.384.5209 for exhibition availability, and refer to Hunnewell Visitor Center hours.

Trees: Intimate Portraits

October 28, 2016-February 5, 2017

Scars, burls, peeling bark, lichen, insect and animal markings—come explore the intimate, fascinating, up close world of tree bark as seen through the lens and sensibilities of photographer Jennifer Weigel. This Arboretum exhibition of Weigel’s photographic series, illuminates the often overlooked beauty found in the bark of trees and shrubs. As an artist, Weigel is particularly drawn to details in nature and the unique individuality of each tree. Her images are examinations of each plant’s history through the beauty, as well as the bruises, of its outer surfaces.

Jennifer Weigel has a BFA in Studio Arts from Webster University in St. Louis and has participated in a wide variety and number of solo, group, and small format exhibitions. In April of 2017, the Trees: Intimate Portraits show will travel to the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE.

See an informative article on this exhibition in local Boston news and in the Providence Journal.

Art shows and walks are free and open to the public.
Note: The Hunnewell Building lecture hall is often used for meetings and classes. Please call 617.384.5209 for exhibition availability, and refer to Hunnewell Visitor Center hours.


Branching Out: The Art of Quilting

Tree to Shore Quilt by Pamela Goody

February 10 – May 7, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 11, 1-3pm; Snow date, Saturday, Mar 4, 1-3pm

Reception music by Bruce Goody, flute and Jonathan Moretz, guitar

Gallery Talk/Show & Tell: Saturday, Apr 1, 1-3pm

Fabric art for Pamela Goody became a freeing experience when she discovered she could create her own designs. Like singing, for which Goody is classically trained, her art evolved as a way to express her individuality. Goody quilts with a painterly eye, preparing a canvas of fabric, using materials with a variety of scale, texture, color, and design. Sometimes, she paints, sponges, or stamps her own fabric, translating nature through the medium of fabric. She gravitates toward trees, plants, and flowers, as they, like music, have a lyrical, sometimes whimsical quality. Hand quilting allows her to experience the tactile feel of fabric in her hands.

With a degree in Music Education from UMass Lowell, and a professional singer, Goody has also been passionate about sewing throughout her life. Currently a member of quilting organizations, her work has been in many juried shows, produced for commissions, and is held in private collections.


Exhibition Proposals

Artists interested in mounting solo exhibits in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall should review the exhibition guidelines [pdf]. Proposals may be submitted to with the subject heading “Exhibition Proposal.”