Engineering fog collectors

by Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist
October 30, 2018

Engineering fog collectors

Family Drop in tent

Engineers solve problems. This past Sunday, during the final Fog x Kids Family Drop in event called Engineering Fog, children ages 8 and older put on their engineer hats to tackle a real-life problem: the limited access to clean drinking water experienced by many people on Earth, especially those living in desert and semi-arid areas, […]

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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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Fog × Macbeth brings Shakespeare to the Arboretum

by Deborah Blackwell, Marketing & Communications Specialist
October 11, 2018

Bringing Shakespeare to the landscape

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 26, 2018

Bringing Shakespeare to the landscape

fog x macbeth

Witches, murder, intrigue—all will be revealed in the fog. Or will it? On Sunday, October 21 at 5:00pm, Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) conjures William Shakespeare’s Macbeth amid the shifting atmosphere of Fujiko Nakaya’s fog installation at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Fog x Macbeth will be a free performance of an abridged version of […]

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Flow Through Flowed

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
September 25, 2018

Flow Through Flowed

On Saturday evening, September 22, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University hosted Kadence Ensemble, conducted by Maria Finkelmeier, playing her composition Flow Through in the fog on the Hunnewell Building lawn. A collection of musicians from Boston and beyond, Kadence Ensemble gathered in the Hunnewell Lecture Hall for a first group rehearsal on Saturday afternoon. […]

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Nakaya’s fog sculptures lift Boston parks

by Rebecca Coleman for The Harvard Gazette
September 18, 2018

Sunny-side up

by Terry Huang, Living Collections Fellow
August 29, 2018

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