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Honoring Trees Exhibtion

April 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020





A Curated Online Art Exhibition Honors Trees 

A curated exhibition, Honoring Trees, features the work of 14 leading contemporary artists: www.honoringthefuture.org/honoring-trees. The exhibition is now open online for long-term display.

The exhibition invites us to reflect on the splendor of trees, the challenges climate change and human stresses pose to trees, and our opportunity to respond with creativity and courage.

Curated by Lloyd E. Herman, Founding Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, and Fran Dubrowski, Director of Honoring the Future, the exhibition is cosponsored by arboretums and nonprofit organizations which help plant and care for trees and educate others about the importance of trees to our future.  


“Art can unite and uplift us in turbulent times,” explains Dubrowski. “The corona pandemic is a grim, but powerful reminder of the need to come together to solve complex scientific challenges.  We are proud to join our amazing cosponsors to celebrate their invaluable contribution to the health of the planet and its people. We hope exhibition visitors will be inspired by their example and by the vision of these extraordinarily talented artists.”

The exhibition includes a Resource Directory with brief descriptions of, and links to, cosponsor organizations for easy access to opportunities for engagement. 

Featured artists are: James Balog, Edward Burtynsky, Judy Chicago, Jiyoung Chung, Nancy Cohen, Xavier Cortada, Dudley Edmondson, Lee Goodwin, Peter Handler, Claire Kelly, Maya Lin, Sheila Ransom, Alexis Rockman, and Eric Serritella.

Cosponsors are: The Arboretum at Flagstaff (AZ); The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky (KY); Audubon Naturalist Society (MD); Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens (CT); Chesapeake Bay Foundation (MD, PA, and VA); Delaware Center for Horticulture (DE); Edgerton Park Conservancy (CT); Keystone Ten Million Trees Partnership (PA); and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PA). 


Honoring the Future (www.honoringthefuture.org) is a nonprofit dedicated to harnessing the power of art to educate, empower, and engage the public on climate change. It aims to spark conversation, inspire action, and empower individuals, communities and businesses to create a climate smart world.


April 1, 2020
May 31, 2020
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Adam Roberti
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