See the World in a Whole New Way

May 2019

Beginning May 11th, Tyler Arboretum asks visitors to look at nature in new ways in its latest outdoor summer sculpture exhibit: Gateways to Nature. Walk through the Wind Tunnel, see historic buildings through the perspective of a kaleidoscope, or get up close and personal with steel-crafted, larger-than-life animals that prowl the Pinetum.  Gateways to Nature showcases Tyler Arboretum’s landscapes with a range of original works set throughout the Arboretum. Using an exciting range of frames, vistas, portals, and thresholds through which to step, look, or refocus attention on nature, the exhibit offers alternative experiences of art in a natural environment. Working in a range of materials, from wood, metal, and masonry, 13 creative artists and makers have provided ‘gateways to nature’ that you may have never experienced before. Read about the artists and the exhibit!

Volunteers will lead tours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  For those who prefer to explore alone, self-guided signage and maps will be available. Pack a picnic and pick a favorite piece of sculpture to spend time with while exploring nature through the eyes of an artist.  With 650 acres of meadows, wetlands, and unbroken forest, and over 17 miles of hiking trails, Tyler is open every day for exploration and discovery, and is one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States.