Human+Nature has concluded. Enjoy the large-scale sculptural exhibition, Of the Earth, open now.

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Human+Nature has concluded. Enjoy the new sculptural exhibition, Of the Earth, open now.

Internationally renowned artist Daniel Popper created 15- to 26-foot-tall sculptures exclusively for the Arboretum featured in various locations across its 1,700 acres, leading guests to areas they may not have explored before. It was his largest exhibition to date anywhere in the world.

Trees have the power to refresh and restore people, to connect them to the natural world. People rely on trees for clean air to breathe, shade to cool, and beauty that can bring joy and relaxation, among many other benefits. In turn, trees need people to care for them if they are to thrive and share their benefits, especially in a changing climate. Guests were invited to reimagine their relationships with trees as they explored these expressive large-scale artworks while also enjoying the outdoors and the trees of The Morton Arboretum.

The Human+Nature exhibition closed February 2023. A new exhibition, Of the Earth, is now open.

Daniel Popper

Daniel Popper is a multidisciplinary artist known globally for his larger-than-life sculptures. From Cape Town, South Africa, he is most acclaimed for his massive and spectacular public art installations, including the memorial sculpture for the Nelson Mandela School of Science and Technology in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, and sculptures for popular events such as the Boom Festival in Portugal and Rainbow Serpent Festival in Australia.

The Creative Process Behind Human+Nature

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the installation of the new exhibition in the video Behind the Build of Human+Nature. Hear artist Daniel Popper’s insights into how the exhibition was created as he answers most-asked questions about his process.


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