The Arboretum hosts an ongoing exhibition series of artwork on natural themes by regional artists, as well as an annual juried show held in February and March of each year and an outdoor sculpture show during the summer. 

Art exhibitions are displayed in the Visitor's Center gallery.


Current Exhibit

"Gambel's Quail," Kevin Garber

Kevin Garber
Bird Chronicles

November 29, 2016 - January 27, 2017

Few artists paint birds as spirited and full of character as Kevin Garber’s. The watercolors, stone lithographs, and mono prints in Bird Chronicles are loosely sketched and brushed with colorful washes, yet they are also full of curiously precise details that clearly identify each species. A master printmaker, Garber lives in Bozman in Talbot County and has been drawing and painting birds for more than forty years. His casual style belies his skill in capturing their animated stances and individual personalities. There will be a reception to meet the artist on Saturday, December 3 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Upcoming Exhibits

Celebrating the Arboretum’s mission of conservation, the 2017 Juried Art Show, Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, will be on view January 31 through March 31. Now in its eighteenth year, this annual show draws entries in a wide variety of mediums from painting and sculpture to photography and crafts by artists from the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. This year’s juror, Katherine Markoski, Ph.D., is director of the Kohl Gallery and a lecturer in art history at Washington College.

The magic of momentary effects of light and atmosphere permeate Mark Muse’s exquisite landscape photographs shot in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. For Muse, who lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, photography is an excuse for going out into nature and becoming immersed in its beauty. On view April 4 through June 2, his achingly beautiful images capture the soaring sweep of tree trunks, the intricacy of billowing leaves and grasses, and the vigor and fragility of bare branches spreading toward the sky. There will be a reception to meet the artist on Saturday, April 22 from 3 to 5 p.m.

If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at Adkins Arboretum, please email 6-12 digital images of your work and a resume or letter of introduction to the attention of the Art Committee at, or mail this information to Adkins Arboretum, P.O. Box 100, Ridgely, MD 21660.