Past Exhibitions

July 2 – September 11, 2022
Regenstein Center, Joutras Gallery
Open during Garden hours, included with general admission

Drawn from Nature is an annual botanical arts exhibition that features selected artwork by students and instructors of the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

May 13 – September 25, 2022
Regenstein Center, Greenhouse Galleries
Open during Garden hours, included with general admission

This is a story about people with big dreams. It’s a story about imagination and growing new things. It’s a story about the past and also about the future. This is a story about the Chicago Botanic Garden: who we were, who we are, and who we might become.

November 27, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Garden Photographic Society Show

Joutras Gallery, 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.

May 1 – September 12, 2021
Paintings by Philip Juras

Joutras Gallery

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.

May 18 – September 8, 2019
Joutras Gallery
Regenstein Center

See the world from a bird’s eye view. Or a bug’s. Or a bat’s. There are so many pollinators beyond bees—nearly 270,000 species worldwide. In this interactive exhibition, you can explore the fascinating world of these vital creatures. They keep our planet healthy. Food plentiful. Flowering plants diverse.