In the lobby of the Nevin Welcome Center, works of art and plant-focused displays change throughout the year.

Art Displays

Quiet Labor

Creating textiles from natural dyes is a laborious process involving cultivation, harvest, textile preparation, and dye extraction.  Add to this the various surface design techniques and natural dyeing becomes a labor of love. Cornell Professor Denise Green and students in her Natural Dye Studio course designed textiles in brilliant hues of yellows, reds, greens, blues, purples, and more. These naturally dyed textiles made from a range of plants, including marigold, sunflower and Japanese indigo are on display through June 2018.

Read more about the students and their work in the February 12 Cornell Chronicle article, "To dye for: Exhibit showcases naturally tinted textiles."

On display January - June, 2018



"Blooms of Being Planted”
Photographic Images by Mary Kay Marks

Mary Kay Marks is an artist from Cortland, New York. Cornell Botanic Gardens plays an integral part in her artwork; this exhibit started as photographs taken in the garden. Once she has a photo, she decides whether she wants to “play” with it, using Adobe Photoshop to manipulate and/or crop the image into her own creation. Sometimes the manipulation results in softening the image and other times intensifying it.

On display March and April, 2018

Opening Reception at the Nevin Welcome Center: Friday, March 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.