Reedy Gallery
FREE with Arboretum Admission

Now Open

Golden Morning by Joe HautmanNature's Finest: The Artistry of the Hautman Brothers

Sept. 8-Nov. 5, 2017

In a rare exhibition of their legendary wildlife artistry, all three Hautman brothers, James, Joseph and Robert, come together to present a wonderful collection of their unique talents. This showcase of their collective work features new, favorites, and not-widely-seen paintings, including some landscapes and of course, award-winning duck stamp designs. Also on display will be all (12) winning duck stamp original paintings by the Hautmans, never before seen in public together at the same time. These are from a private collection beginning with their 1990 win to the current 2017 stamp winner.
Often times inspired by the Arboretum setting and wonders of Mother Nature, this trio of talented artists discovered their callings to painting at different stages of life and backgrounds, including a PhD in physics. As kids, they grew up with an artist mother and outdoor-adventurer father (who painted a treasured painting for the family). Plus, the award-winning 2016 Duck Stamp acrylic painting by James Hautman will amaze in detail and artistry. At right: Golden Morning by Joe Hautman.

Drop-In Guided Tours
Saturday, Oct. 7, noon-3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 15, noon-3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29, noon-3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Showing of documentary "The Million Dollar Duck"
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m., MacMillan Auditorium
Free with gate admission
Enjoy a fascinating and often humorous documentary about the annual duck stamp competition. Follow artists from the conception of their works to the three rounds of judging that lead to the winning stamp and award of the one million dollar prize. 

Coming Soon

Arboretum Instructor Show

Nov. 10, 2017-Jan. 4, 2018

The Arboretum is proud to display the creativity and skill of the professional artists who also act as instructors for Arboretum art classes. A wide variety of mediums including painting, drawing, mixed media, encaustic, fiber and photography will be on view by featured artists.

Whaddya Think? The Importance of Critique Groups in Art

Jan. 11-Feb. 18, 2018

Maintaining an efficient critique (crit) group can help the artists work to stay fresh, relevant and active in the art community. A good critique group can be hard to establish, but one of the best tools an artist can possess. This show highlights a Minnesota group who over the years have built a vibrant artist community through mutual respect and support resulting in the production of stunning works of art.

Somali Art Show
Late Feb.-Early May, 2018

Origami Art Show
May-Nov., 2018

Immediate Past Exhibits: 

Transforming Beauty by Ashley DullThe Incredible Being of Light
June 20-Sept. 4, 2017

Light surrounds us! At his time of year, we are highly attuned to how light lifts our spirits and captures our imagination. At the Arboretum, it is easy to understand how 'light is energy,' nourishing plant life with amazing results!
In this exhibition, local artists follow in the tradition of Masters throughout the centuries using light in interesting ways, physically and metaphorically. Whether harnessing the natural power of the sun to enhance a colored glass window or playing with light as an inspirational source, this show seeks to present light as an integral part of the work of the artist.
Featured Artists: Ashley Dull , oil; Sharra Frank, mosaics; Josephine A. Geiger, landscape mosaics in leaded glass; Karen Knutson, watercolor; Dan Mackerman, oil, pastel; Jim Meyer, color woodblock prints, Sheryl Tuorila, glass on glass. At Left, Transforming Beauty by Ashley Dull.

Summer Solstice Celebration and Artist Reception, June 20, 6-8 p.m., Reedy Gallery: Celebrate the summer solstice at an art reception in Reedy Gallery featuring seven artists interpreting light in various ways. On the longest day of the year come learn how light affects an artist's work. When handled correctly light releases an inner energy bringing the Art to Life.  Come witness this as you mingle with the artists. Complimentary food and beverages, please RSVP to Arboretum Curator Wendy DePaolis: 612-301-1873 or

Above: The 2016 Federal Duck Stamp winner by Jim Hautman, part of the current exhibit.

Reedy Gallery

The Reedy Gallery, established through the generosity of Darwin and Geri Reedy, offers eclectic interpretations of nature's beauty, outdoor landscapes and scenes by talented, award-winning artists with roots in Minnesota. Works in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and other media add nature-inspired artistry to engage visitors in exploring the beauty and wonders of the outdoors at the Arboretum.

Subscribe to info on art exhibit openings, Meet the Artist and gallery events from curator Wendy DePaolis at

Typically, four to five fine art exhibits are presented each year, touching on seasonal themes and explorations. Informal tours are offered weekly by trained volunteer docents and staff. Often, artists talks and painting demonstrations are scheduled in the Great Hall or in the gardens to round out the exhibit. Reedy Gallery exhibits are open year-round during Visitor Center hours and are free with Arboretum admission. 

Art in the Reedy Gallery is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale directly benefitting the Arboretum as well as helping to support the local arts community.  Purchases can be made through the Arboretum Gift Store

The Arboretum is pleased to work with the local arts community in curating and organizing exhibits  Please contact arts curator, Wendy DePaolis at if you are interested in showing your work as part of a future exhibit.

Above: Hold the Moon by Josephine Geiger, part of the current Reedy Gallery show.