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



Petal Portraits: Paintings by Jim Kozlowski

After making a living as a production potter for 36 years, Jim returned to his first love of painting. One of his inspirations is the variety and beauty of the blooms at Cornell Botanic Gardens and in his home gardens. The wonders of nature continue to surprise and delight him, which is shared through his work. 

On display May - June, 2018