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Art Exhibits

Olbrich Botanical Gardens appreciates all the artists who utilize our gardens for inspiration and many who have shared their work in the Evjue Commons.

However, Olbrich staff realized that the Evjue Commons lacks gallery amenities that enhance the art and keep it secure and has therefore suspended individual artists' shows in that space. In the future, there may be opportunities for community-focused groups who produce art within the community. These opportunities will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

We encourage everyone who visits Olbrich Botanical Gardens to enjoy our permanent art collection in the Outdoor Gardens and Bolz Conservatory.

Olbrich’s long range facilities master plan will provide additional space that may be available at some future date.

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GLEAM, Art in a New Light

GLEAM, Art in a New Light, is an annual exhibit featuring local, national and international artists creating light-based installations throughout Olbrich's 16-acre outdoor gardens. Visitors wind their way through dimly lit pathways, encountering strange and surprising forms that pulse and shimmer in the night around every corner. Experience the gardens after dark and be dazzled and inspired.


September 2 - October 31

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Times vary by month

For an overview of previous exhibits, check out the installation images below!

2015- 2019 GLEAM Installation Images


Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
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