Celebrate nature at the Montreal Botanical Garden this summer!
The Botanical Garden is welcoming a brand new exhibit come June 15th. Open until September 4th, Monumental Dougherty is a unique installation featuring sculptures made out of willow tree branches.
Famous land artist, Patrick Dougherty, is the one behind this magnificent exhibit. According to the website, “His sculptures woven from willow branches will be true odes to nature, treating visitors to a poetic adventure and paying tribute to these trees in artistic and creative fashion.”
In addition to the sculptures, which will be set up in the Arboretum, Dougherty will be visiting the Montreal Botanical Garden throughout the months of June and July, creating two pieces live in front of an audience. He will even create one piece to be worked on collaboratively by future visitors.
To go along with Monumental Dougherty, the Montreal Botanical Garden will be hosting hands-on learning workshops, where teachers will explain how to weave willow branches into artwork.
Be sure to visit this one-of-a-kind exhibit over the summer!
When: June 15 – September 4, 2017
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke E