Exhibitions

In addition to horticultural displays, the Garden presents a wide variety of exhibitions, including fine photography and an array of artwork. Click here for a map of the Garden's Regenstein Center, where most exhibitions take place.

Annual Student Botanical Art Exhibition

Drawn from Nature

Annual Student Botanical Arts Exhibition

November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Joutras Gallery

The Regenstein School's Annual Student Botanical Art Exhibition features outstanding student and instructor works in the Joutras Gallery, Regenstein Center. Come enjoy vibrant landscape scenes, delicate watercolors, intricate pen and ink studies, amazing pastels and much more.

Philip Juras

Picturing the Prairie

Paintings by Philip Juras

May 9 – August 16, 2020
Joutras Gallery

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Philip Juras’s exhibition of landscape paintings celebrates the rich aesthetics, ecology, and history of Illinois prairies. A dozen large studio canvases and many smaller field paintings depicting remnants, restorations, and imagined re-creations take the viewer on a journey of prairie landscapes from the Wisconsin border to the southern end of Illinois. Admission is free. Regular parking fees apply.

by Anne Belmont

Nature in View

Garden Photographic Society

August 29 – September 20, 2020
Greenhouse Galleries, Regenstein Center

See the Chicago Botanic Garden in a new light! In this exhibition, photographs of the natural world feature the work of Garden Photographic Society members. Their remarkable images capture fleeting moments of beauty—from the morning mist to the first spring bloom. Society members have held their meetings at the Garden for more than 30 years, appreciating it as a special place to perfect their craft.