Human+Nature

See massive outdoor sculptures created exclusively for The Morton Arboretum rise above its natural landscapes. The Morton Arboretum sculpture exhibition will link people, trees, and nature and is built to create a sense of awe and wonder.

Opening Summer 2020

Art With Me

(Pictured above: The towering installation, Ven a la Luz (Come into Light), was installed in Tulum, Mexico in 2018. Photograph by Phoebe Montague.)

Human+Nature will be South African artist Daniel Popper’s largest exhibition to date. The 20- to 25-foot-tall sculptures will be installed across the 1,700-acre site, and visitors can watch the artistic process over several weeks leading up to the June opening. Using thought-provoking human forms paired with elements of nature, each piece will bring attention to the deep connections between humans and nature.

Five large-scale sculptures will be featured with the Arboretum’s magnificent and mature tree collections. The installations will include a towering interpretation of a Mother Nature figure welcoming Arboretum visitors to interact by walking inside the sculpture, large-scale human hands, diverse human facial traits interwoven with root structures and a symbolic opening of the human heart.

Tickets to Human+Nature Exhibition:

The Human+Nature exhibit will be free of charge with general Arboretum admission.

Adults ages 18–64, $15 ($10 Wednesdays*)
Seniors 65, +$13 ($9 Wednesdays*)
Children ages 2–17, $10 ($7 Wednesdays*)
Children 1 and younger are free

*Wednesdays are discount admission!

Daily admission tickets can be purchased at the entry gate or pre-purchased online. Tickets are valid for a year after their purchase date.

Exhibition Hours:

The Arboretum grounds are open 365 days a year!
The grounds open at 7:00 a.m. and close at sunset.

Visitor Center and General Information: 

May through October: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
November and December: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; closed at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Restrooms in the West Pavilion of the Visitor Center are open daily from 7:00 a.m. to sunset.

Parking is included in the price of admission. During fall, weekends are popular days for visitation. Please allow enough time to park and get to your destination. (Up to one hour.)

Strollers are allowed and pets are not permitted. Credit cards and cash are accepted.

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