Exhibits

In the lobby of the Nevin Welcome Center, works of art and plant-focused displays change throughout the year.

Artwork

A giclée reproduction of an original watercolor

A triptych of an original watercolor by Karen English represents a gathering of birds throughout three seasons in a wooded backyard in upstate New York. In spring, American goldfinches and a northern oriole perch in a lilac bush. Eastern bluebirds enjoy a bath in summer while a ruby-throated hummingbird feeds on bee balm. In fall, a red oak tree shelters a white breasted nuthatch and a red-bellied woodpecker,while black-capped chickadees inspect the goldenrod below.

On display during July.

 

 



Displays

Durand Van Doren: Artist Blacksmith

This exhibit features wrought iron botanical pieces by artist blacksmith Durand Van Doren that he designed for gates, railings, archways, lanterns and 14 interpretive sign bases found throughout the Botanical Garden, Arboretum, in Cascadilla Gorge and on the Cornell Campus.

This exhibit extends beyond Durand's work displayed in the Welcome Center lobby. We encourage you to take a winter stroll to view Durand’s work by:

Picking up a list of locations in the Nevin Welcome Center or download the list here.
 

or

Using your smart phone to take a tour by downloading the free “Pocketsights Tour Guide” app from the App Store or Google Play Store. The app offers three tours that begin at the Nevin Welcome Center:


    •    Ironwork in the F. R. Newman Arboretum
    •    Ironwork in the Botanical Garden
    •    Ironwork on the Cornell Campus and Cascadilla Gorge

 
(image: Cascadilla Gorge gate in Treman Triangle park in downtown Ithaca, by University Photography)

This exhibit will be on display until July, 2016.