Current Exhibits

            Visitors Center Gallery

Plein Air Exhibition
December 4 - 30

The Plein Air Exhibition features a diverse body of work capturing the Garden. This inclusive exhibition welcomed entries from all artistic abilities and all ages, including a special children's category. Come experience the Garden as a muse to a myriad of artists and artists-at-heart this holiday season in our Visitors Center.


Art with Class
Through December 29


A show by Gay Jemison Rhodes and students of her MBG acrylics class for all levels. Students are from a wide range of backgrounds (among them an architect, lawyer, librarian, pharmacist, and “the story lady” from Novel Books) and span 5 decades in age, resulting in a variety of styles and interests. Gay has been teaching at MBG since 2015. Her four-week classes include art demonstration and instruction for all levels along with music, conversation, and laughter. Students complete two paintings: sometimes fine art and always fun art! This will be the first show for many of these budding artists. Come check out the results November and December in Fratelli’s Café at the Garden!

The Fratelli's Cafe Gallery monthly art exhibits are on display in Fratelli's Cafe Gallery during cafe hours. Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. We love for you to stop in and have a look even if you are not dining at the cafe! If you want to give the artist feedback don't hesitate to find the art event posting on Memphis Botanic Garden's Facebook page and post your comment. We are happy to connect you with the artist and pass your feedback along. Enjoy!


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Southern Landscapes: Works by Jim Henderson
Through December 2

“I enjoy creating southern landscapes found in West Tennessee and Mississippi. My paintings start with a familiar subject such as barns, farmhouses, churches, etc. The scene is designed by adding the organic shapes of trees, bushes, roads, and sky. I use watercolor and ink in my work. The colors in my landscapes are not usually realistic to nature. I have the freedom to create my own pallet of colors. My use of ink is unique; I use bold and thin lines to create shapes, motion, direction, and rhythm. I hope others will find a connection between my art and memories of the past.” 

All exhibited pieces are available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds directly benefiting the garden's art, education and horticulture programs. 


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