Art in The Gardens

Paintings and sculptures enrich your visit to the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee County's Whitnall Park.

2015 Temporary Exhibits in the Garden House
Changing displays in the Garden House Exhibit Room along with sculptural pieces within the Botanical Gardens add an extra dimension to your tour.
The Garden House Exhibit Room is open during regular Boerner Botanical Gardens hours.

April 3 - 27, 2015

Terry Fischer
Garden watercolors  

May 1 - 25, 2015


Lea Cutsforth Art

Lea Cutsforth
Nature illustrations

May 29 - June 22, 2015

Janet Hudachek Art

Janet Hudachek
Nature subjects and landscapes, member of the League of Milwaukee Artists

June 26 - July 20, 2015


Jim Poliak
Nature photography, member of Coalition of Photographic Artist (COPA)

July 24 - August 17, 2015

Audrey Dulmes Art

Audrey Dulmes
Landscape paintings with pastels and oils, member of the League of Milwaukee Artists

August 22 - September 13, 2015

J.J. Joyce

J.J. Joyce
Florals and nature scences in bold color, with meticulous detail, member of the League of Milwaukee Artists

September 18 - October 12, 2015

Irene Olson Art

Irene Olson
Paintings and sculpture

October 16 - November 8, 2015

Beth Stoddard Art

Beth Stoddard
Landscape and floral still lifes, oils, member of the League of Milwaukee Artists


 . Works on Loan 
On view through 2012

"My Yin Yang Water Fountain," Laura Priebe
In the Annual Garden Fountain


Since the 1970's, Laura Priebe has explored the qualities of water. She has vigilantly observed water's reflection of light and its fluidity of motion. During the 1980s and early 90s, she began to work exclusively with lost-wax bronze casting. She began to integrate geometric divisions and organic surface textures. The geometric constructions are mankind’s walls, bodies, streets, and rulesspaces that define personal identity, physical limitation, and psychological safety within an organic home. Recently, Priebe has been working with integrating a bronze crest of a wave into a landscaped hill base. She captures the force and power of water as it is frozen in time. See more of Priebe's work at


 On Permanent Display

"Passage," Susan Falkman, 2002
At the South Entrance of the Education and Visitor Center

Eight limestone elements represent the seasons of life: Dreaming, Awakening, Promise, Blossom, Abundance, Release, Return, Solitude

Susan Falkman’s love affair with stone began more than 30 years ago in Greece. She mastered her art working with the best carvers in Carrara, Italy, the Mecca for marble carvers worldwide. Today, in her studio in Mequon, Wisconsin, she uses both the hand-carving techniques of the ancient Greeks and power tools to transform natural stones into stunning, fluid forms that embrace our connection to nature. See more of Falkman's work at



"Abstract Mobile Sculpture," Mike Kmiotek, 2005
At the East Entrance of the Education and Visitor Center
Observe the sculpture as it moves with the slightest air current

Born in Shell Lake, Wisconsin, Mike Kmiotek spent his childhood in Minoquoa, and his teenage years in Madison. From painting to ceramics to stained glass design, he has pursued many forms of art, settling finally on metal sculpture. His passion for the outdoors and all things natural is reflected in his work, which is imbued with a sense of fun and mischief. Kmiotek maintains his home and studio in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. See more of his work at



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