Myriad Botanical Gardens offers a variety of art exhibitions yearly in the Crystal Bridge Art Gallery at the Conservatory Lobby. View the gallery free during lobby hours: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Works of art are for sale.
May 26-July 6
Opening Reception, Friday, May 27, 5-6pm
Before photography, scientists relied on botanical illustrations to depict plants and the natural world, to assess its scientific traits. These illustrations are no longer needed for scientific purposes, but can be enjoyed for their detailed artistry. This exhibit is made up of five artists with varying styles of naturalist illustrations that balance the science and art of this style. Featuring Lauren Rosenfelt, Kayla Andrus, Taylor Young, Amanda Marie Reich, and Erin Gericke.
Get the artists’ bios and more here.
Artists’ Opening Reception, Friday, July 8, 5:30pm
With one notable exception, every instance of the color blue you see in nature is due to the chemistry and physics of how colors are produced, and how we see them. This exhibit explores the instances of blue in nature and why. Works of art will be available for sale.
“Friendship” Sculpture: Well-known Boston artist, Nancy Schön, has captured the true nature of friendship in this bronze sculpture of two prairie dogs on display in the Children’s Garden.
Location: Children’s Garden
“Gateway” Sculpture: Artist Hans Van de Bovenkamp created the 14-foot red abstract sculpture as a means to connect the organic forms of nature with urban architecture and the environment.
Northwest corner of the Gardens, at the corner of Hudson and Sheridan avenues.
“Goldfish” Sculpture: This Texas Cream Limestone sculpture measuring approximately 18” x 4’ x 5’ 10” displayed on the lake level is a Fancy Tail Goldfish. This sculpture was created by Oklahoma City artist, Kendall Howerton.
Location: Lower level east lake side.
“Storyteller’s Chair” Sculpture: Oklahoma City artist, Don Narcomey, created this Sculpture with bois d’ arc wood (Osage Orange), an extremely hard and decay-resistant wood used in the past for fence posts and bows to shoot arrows. It is a magical addition to storytime in the Children’s Garden.
Location: Children’s Garden Porch