On June 8, The Morton Arboretum will unveil the Gateway to Tree Science, a new living exhibit that embodies the institution’s vast knowledge of trees as informed by nearly a century of science and research.
Sean Kenney spent so much time playing with LEGO® toys growing up that he decided he might as well make a career of it. For more than 30 years, the artist has been turning ordinary LEGO bricks into sculptures for large-scale exhibits such as the award-winning Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO bricks by Sean Kenney as well as major corporations and venues around the globe.
This summer, visitors to The Morton Arboretum in Chicago’s western suburbs will encounter a series of ingenious nature-themed sculptures crafted from more than a half-million LEGO bricks when the Nature Connects: Art with LEGO bricks by Sean Kenney returns.
In April, The Morton Arboretum recognizes Arbor Day, a nationally celebrated holiday to encourage tree planting and care and one of special significance for the institution. Established in 1872 by the Morton family, Arbor Day is recognized on the last Friday of the month—this year it takes place April 26.