Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Art

Upper Gallery Exhibitions

Located in the Widener Visitor Center, the Upper Gallery is an exhibition space showcasing fine photography and other two-dimensional artwork Entrance to the Gallery is free with Arboretum admission.

Currently on display:
Deep in the Weeds Photography by Rob Cardillo

Like people, plants are prone to mingling. Reaching for the sun, embracing tendrils, crossing stems, they're woven into tapestries of shifting textures and colors. In roadside weed patches, native plant communities and even well-tended garden beds, Rob Cardillo has framed nuanced gestures between twig and leaf, petal and pod, creating layered images with a photosynthetic pulse. Through his lens, we see abstract beauty in the interplay of shapes, color and light, yet the images remain fully grounded and invite us to commune with nature's silent social network.

Rob Cardillo has professionally photographed plants, gardens and the people that tend them for over twenty years. His work appears regularly in Horticulture, Country Gardens, Organic Gardening, The New York Times and many other magazines, books and advertisements. To see Rob Cardillo’s work visit www.robcardillo.com.

Photography by Rob Cardillo

Exhibitions change periodically. Artists interested in exhibiting their work should contact Bob Gutowski, Director of Public Programs, at gutowski@upenn.edu.

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