Pencil, paper, and the Nature Journal Workshop

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
January 15, 2019

Pencil, paper, and the Nature Journal Workshop

Regina Gardner Milan

Last Saturday’s (January 12) frigid temperatures found eight young artists gathering indoors—to explore the outdoors—in a Nature Journal Workshop at the Arnold Arboretum with exhibiting artist Regina Gardner Milan. Participating students ranging in age from 8 to 12 years old encountered tables displaying collections of leaves, acorns, pods, shells, even a rodent skull, along with […]

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All the Arboretum’s a Stage for Macbeth

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
October 23, 2018

All the Arboretum’s a Stage for Macbeth

Fog x Macbeth

“Fair is foul and foul is fair Hover through the fog and filthy air.” —Witches, Macbeth   On the evening of Sunday, October 21, Boston experienced something unique and exhilarating at the Arnold Arboretum: a performance of Macbeth—Fog x Macbeth—presented by Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP). More than a thousand gathered on blankets, in beach chairs, […]

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Building an Artist-in-Residence program at the Arboretum

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
October 18, 2018

Building an Artist-in-Residence program at the Arboretum

Tree of Knowledge mural

This past week-end, I traveled to Philadelphia to participate in the Alliance of Artists Communities 2018 Emerging Program Institute. My attendance was due to a rather persistent dream that the Arnold Arboretum will establish an Artist-in Residence Program. The seed is there in a fund initiated four years ago with generous donations of turned wood […]

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The Evolution of an Urban Landscape: Recent Paintings of Forest Hills by Andrew Haines

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
May 10, 2017

The Evolution of an Urban Landscape: Recent Paintings of Forest Hills by Andrew Haines

July 21 – October 15, 2017 Opening Reception, Thursday, July 27, 4:00-6:00pm Artist’s Talk, Saturday, Sept 16, 1:00-2:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building One missing link in Boston’s Emerald Necklace is a “green” connection between the Arnold Arboretum and Franklin Park. In 2015, the Casey overpass came down, creating a new opportunity for a better connection between […]

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Early April Exploration

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
April 3, 2017

Early April Exploration

Cornus officinalis 918-85-A

Early April Exploration Nancy Rose, Arnoldia Editor Tuesday, April 11, 5:30-7:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building By early April, winter is (usually) past and signs of spring become more abundant at the Arboretum. Join Arnoldia editor Nancy Rose on a ramble through the collections in search of early bloomers, emerging leaves, and other indicators that the growing season […]

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The Shape of Things: Plants and their Structure

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
April 3, 2017

The Shape of Things: Plants and their Structure

Bark of Euonymus lanceifolius

Rhoda Kubrick, Arboretum Docent Sunday, April 9, 1:00-2:30pm Location: Hunnewell Building From the mulberries to euonymus, contorted plants are ever fascinating. With an emphasis on tree architecture, docent Rhoda Kubrick will lead you into the little explored, but wide, variety in plant shape and size. Examine witch hazel, holly, pieris, seven son flower, and more. Learn […]

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Spring into Health

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
March 13, 2017

From Sicily to the Arnold Arboretum: Susan Pettee, artist, Mary Taylor Simeti, writer

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
February 2, 2017

From Sicily to the Arnold Arboretum: Susan Pettee, artist, Mary Taylor Simeti, writer

May 12 – July 16, 2017 Talk and Presentation by Mary Taylor Simeti, Sicilian Flora from the Grand Tour to the Present, Saturday, May 20, Noon-1:00pm Opening Reception with the artists, Saturday, May 20, 1:00-3:00pm From Sicily to the Arnold Arboretum: Sicilian Wildflowers in Art and Words brings together botanical artist Susan Pettee and writer […]

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Branching Out: The Art of Quilting by Pamela Goody

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
January 11, 2017

Branching Out: The Art of Quilting by Pamela Goody

Tree to Shore Quilt by Pamela Goody

February 10 – May 8, 2017 Artist Talk/Show & Tell: Saturday, May 6, 1:30-2:30pm Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall By popular demand, Pamela Goody will reprise her presentation on the process and inspiration for her art quilts. Fabric art for Pamela Goody became a freeing experience when she discovered she could create her own designs. Like […]

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Conifers in Winter

by Sheryl White, Coordinator of Visitor Engagement
January 1, 2017

Conifers in Winter

Robbie Apfel, Arboretum Docent Sunday, January 22, 1:00-2:30pm Location: Bussey Street Gate Docent Robbie Apfel leads this winter walk in an exploration of the Arboretum’s conifer collection. Beginning from the Bussey Street Gate, you will be introduced to the Arboretum’s grand gymnosperms, learn the botany of conifers, and hear about Hemlock Hill’s evolving ecosystem. This […]

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