The Minnesota School of Botanical Art is at Longfellow House
4800 Minnehaha Park Drive, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Just west of the historic Minnehaha Falls

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a juried exhibition of the
American Society of Botanical Artists
at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

February 6 - May 17, 2015
brought to us by the Andersen Horticultural Libraries, University of Minnesota Libraries

The Andersen Horticultural Libraries and the University of Minnesota Libraries are generously hosting Weird, Wild & Wonderful, a juried exhibition of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Robin Jess, Executive Director of the ASBA, and Carol Woodin, ASBA Director of Exhibitions will attend the opening. Ms. Woodin will give a talk entitled “Today’s Botanical Artists and Plants at Risk” at the Arboretum on Thursday, February 12 at 2 pm.

The Minnesota School of Botanical Art is pleased to offer two master-class workshops with Robin Jess and Carol Woodin in conjunction with this exhibit. Please see the Class Schedule page for details.

This exhibition will include forty-six paintings selected from a field of 238 submissions. It represents some of the finest botanical art work being done today. This exhibit has been viewed at the New York Botanical Garden and following its Minnesota visit it will move on to the Huntington Botanical Gardens, California.

“Kind-Hearted Monster” Image by Asuka Hishiki

Cyclamen Final

Watercolor painting by Janet Goltz.

We offer a broad range of botanical art classes with a flexible schedule. The classroom spaces have wonderful natural light. Botanical art is on exhibit and a library of botanical art books is available for students and the public to peruse.

The School is dedicated to furthering the tradition of the art of botanical illustration through teaching courses that combine the scientific and the aesthetic in drawing and painting. Courses are designed for those who want to explore art for pleasure as well as for those who are interested in pursuing the topic in more depth. The School offers three levels of certificates in Botanical Art.


Watercolor painting by Kathy Creger

Our plant specimens are just outside our doors! Behind Longfellow House is Longfellow Garden, featuring a variety of annual and perennial plants. Beyond the formal garden is a gentle slope of native prairie plants and grasses.

Please stop in for a visit!