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A Photo Enthusiast’s Dream

Magnificent magnolia starting to bloom, eye-popping perennials as far as the eye can see, falling leaves descending to the ground, and snowy vistas with fresh animal tracks—moments forever preserved in time with just a point and click of a camera. Join us as we celebrate the art and beauty of photography at the second annual Nature Photography Exhibit of The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (MAPS).

On Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, see the natural world through an artist’s eyes. More than 150 original photos showcasing The Morton Arboretum’s grounds and other natural landscapes will be on display for visitors to browse and enjoy.  Several pieces will also be available to purchase. The artists will be on hand to answer questions about the photographs and MAPS.

“My favorite part about the exhibit is the artists’ enthusiasm and their eagerness to discuss their work, the group’s programs, and opportunities,” says Suzanne Wegener, nature arts education manager at the Arboretum.

This exhibit is free with Arboretum admission and is intended for art lovers of all ages. It is being held in the Sycamore Room, adjacent to the Visitor Center, and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days.

MAPS is an affiliate group under the umbrella of Nature Arts Education. The group has more than 140 members, some of whom are well-known professional artists and students and instructors of the Arboretum’s educational programs.

Interested in more art at the Arb? Check out the Nature Artists’ Guild spring exhibit and explore art for sale in The Arboretum Store.