A Dynamic Cultural Institution Rooted in Nature

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 10, 2018

A Dynamic Cultural Institution Rooted in Nature

Culture Dig Deeper

The Arnold Arboretum represents a vital cultural resource for Boston and New England, both as a historical landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and as a center for the study and appreciation of our natural heritage. Through outreach programs for adults and childen alike, the Arboretum inspires the public to engage with the Arboretum’s collections […]

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Mysterious and magical: fog sculptures are rolling through the Emerald Necklace

by Andrea Shea for WBUR
August 10, 2018

The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 2

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
June 11, 2018

The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 2

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Spirit Book #27: Absorbed Prayer greets you in the lobby of the Hunnewell Building and provides of preview of the exhibition in Visitors Center. Created in 2001, it is still one of my favorites. The cradle is made from the stems that hold the chestnut blossoms and then the conkers to the spire. In the […]

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The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 1

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 9, 2018

The Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum – Part 1

Spirit Book #99 by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to exhibit the Spirit Books at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Boston, and be a part of the mission to foster greater understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Earth’s botanical diversity and its essential value to humankind.  Over the next few months (the exhibit is on view until […]

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Lovely Hidden Paintings Adorned the Edges of Historic Books

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 12, 2017

Lovely Hidden Paintings Adorned the Edges of Historic Books

Spider monkeys from a fore-edge painting on The Natural History of Monkeys (1838)

Lovely Hidden Paintings Adorned the Edges of Historic Books Fore-edge paintings. Just look at them! via Atlas Obscura “While you don’t see them very often these days, fore-edge paintings were once some of the loveliest book illustrations around. Literally, they were around the edges of the book. A fore-edge painting refers to an image painted […]

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Why is There a Shopping Cart in the Visitor Center?

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 1, 2017

Why is There a Shopping Cart in the Visitor Center?

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Shopping Cart (2016) by John C. Anderson Stop by our Visitor Center to check out a sculpture created by Roslindale artist John C. Anderson, titled In the Future We Will Build Our Shopping Carts Out of Sticks and Twigs in Order to Stock Up on The Bones of Our Children. In crafting a true-to-scale replica […]

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The Alchemy of Creativity and Cartooning the Landscape with Chip Sullivan

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
December 15, 2016

The Alchemy of Creativity and Cartooning the Landscape with Chip Sullivan

Landscape architect, artist, and award-winning teacher Chip Sullivan offers two programs to boost your own creativity and to learn what inspires him. The Alchemy of Creativity 1 Session: Thursday, January 12, 2:00–5:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building Enjoy this three-hour program designed to examine and inspire one’s creativity. Chip Sullivan will present a series of exercises to […]

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