The Morton Arboretum collaborates with two affiliated, volunteer-led arts organizations that encourage exploration of nature through art and photography and who share in the mission and goals of The Morton Arboretum. Their educational programs are free and open to the public.
Affiliate Arts Societies
The Nature Artists’ Guild of The Morton Arboretum
The Nature Artists’ Guild of The Morton Arboretum connects people interested in exploring and learning more about the field of nature art. Membership in the Nature Artists’ Guild is open to all who are interested in natural history and botanical art and artists of all levels are welcome. They offer nature art themed educational programs six times a year, regular art invitations, and spring and fall exhibits of natural history art.
The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society
The Morton Arboretum Photographic Society (MAPS) encourages, inspires, and engages people of all backgrounds and ages who have an interest in nature photography, from beginning to advanced photographers. They offer monthly nature photography-themed educational programs, regular photography outings, and an annual exhibit of photographs taken by their members.