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Seeing the Forest

August 12, 2014 - November 2, 2014

Something primal links human beings with trees. Through the millennia, we have made houses out of boards, eaten fruit and nuts picked from trees, carved art and useful objects from wood, hunted woodland creatures, and sought refuge beneath spreading branches. Villages and forests are equal gathering places of life.

Groves, woods, gardens, orchards and urban tree canopies have inspired many contemporary artists, as you will see in the visual forest that has sprung up in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium. As you make your way through other galleries, you will continue to encounter the myriad ways artists have portrayed trees and human figures throughout the centuries. We encourage you to linger among the trees and consider the many varied connections between us.

Featured Works from the Exhibition







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