Current & Upcoming Exhibits
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.
Mountains and Streams
May 3–July 1, 2022
With flowing rice paper scrolls brushed with Chinese calligraphy floating overhead and breathtaking paintings of trees, waterfalls, mist, and white water gracing the walls, Mountains and Streams fuses tradition and innovation. Kan’s Chinese ink and watercolor paintings recall traditional Chinese landscape paintings, even down to the poems inscribed along their edges, but their spare, simplified compositions are luxuriant with layers and layers of tiny brushstrokes describing bare winter branches, intricately needled pines, or vast stretches of falling water. The boundless open spaces they suggest are echoed by the scrolls, gracefully brushed with his own landscape poetry, that hover above like light-as-air sculpture. There will be a reception to meet the artist on Saturday, June 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Howard & Mary McCoy
May 3–September 30, 2022
Whenever they are in the Arboretum’s forest, environmental artists Howard and Mary McCoy are on the lookout for places that might inspire them to make art. For more than 20 years, these Centreville artists have been making art in the woods, using the materials they find there. Inspired by nature’s own creativity, they alter or augment the trees, vines or fallen branches they find there, creating sculptures that are so close to nature that they will make you do a doubletake. Their site-specific sculptures will be on view along the Arboretum’s trails. There will be a guided sculpture walk in conjunction with Kit-Keung Kan’s reception on Saturday, June 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.
With the Visitor's Center closure in 2020, we shared works virtually from the artists scheduled to exhibit. Click an artist's name to view the exhibit.
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 email@example.com, or mail this information to Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD 21660.