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Art in the Garden Series

“As a work of art itself, the Portland Japanese Garden provides a natural setting for both the creation and display of art inspired by Japan. Beginning in 2008, the Garden has featured the Art in the Garden series of special exhibitions that reflect the intersection of art and nature and celebrate work that has been influenced by the aesthetics of Japan or created in response to the Garden itself by internationally known artists from Japan and the U.S. Both traditional and contemporary works of art are featured in these seasonal exhibitions. Just as evergreens provide the living thread of continuity throughout the four seasons in the Japanese Garden, Art in the Garden is intended to encourage the ongoing exchange of culture, art, and ideas between the US and Japan.”

—Diane Durston, the Arlene Schnitzer Curator of Culture, Art, and Education

American Bonsai: The Unbridled Art of Ryan Neil

May 21-June 19, 2016 • Regular Garden Hours

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Bending Nature: Four Bamboo Artists in the Garden

August 20-October 16, 2016 • Regular Garden Hours

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Past Events


January 28-February 20, 2011

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