Art Shows

Current and Upcoming Art Shows

Please note that all exhibitions are suspended due to the closure of the Hunnewell Building and Visitor Center as part of Harvard University’s COVID-19 response. See our current art exhibition online.

When our Visitor Center reopens, exhibitions will resume and continue to be free and open to the public in the Hunnewell Building at 125 Arborway, Boston.


The Path Taken

February 7-April 26, 2020

View highlights of “The Path Taken” as a special online exhibition.

A small bridge in the Arnold Arboretum in winter with snow on the bridge and plants in the background.

View “The Path Taken” as a special online exhibition.

Lawrence Mullings explores the paths and hidden corners of the Arboretum. His photographs are of those places, events, and visitors that we might miss ourselves. His images show that the Arboretum is trees, and much more–the visitors who absorb the spirit of the land while exploring their own personal quest or enjoying events. The Arboretum is a bridge to a new vista, a gift of dance to young girls, a tree for the respite and nourishment of a woodpecker. Many different people come here from around the neighborhood and around the world. Mullings finds them, and their pursuits, and brings to our exhibition the inspirational scenes he has captured along the “Paths” he has taken throughout the year.

Art exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public during regular Visitor Center hours. When the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall reopens, it is often used for other programs, so call 617.384.5209 for accessibility.


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 arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu with the subject heading “Exhibition Proposal.”