Morton Arboretum to Unveil New Human+Nature Sculptures by Daniel Popper on June 17
Photo courtesy of Morton Arboretum
South African artist Daniel Popper’s largest exhibition in the world is getting even bigger. On June 17, The Morton Arboretum will unveil three new sculptures to join the popular Human+Nature exhibition’s five current pieces. The exhibition expansion will include two large-scale sculptures and a smaller-scale centennial sculpture created to commemorate the Arboretum’s 100-year anniversary celebration.
The centennial sculpture will be located in the Arboretum’s core Arbor Court area outside the Visitor Center, while the large-scale figures will adorn Bulb Meadow near the Maple Collection on the East Side (Parking Lot 14) and a secluded wooded area near Lake Marmo on the West Side (Parking Lot 29).
Popper is a multidisciplinary artist from Cape Town known globally for his larger-than-life sculptures and spectacular public art installations. He is most acclaimed for his massive public art installations, including the memorial sculpture for the Nelson Mandela School of Science and Technology in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, and sculptures for popular events such as the Boom Festival in Portugal and Rainbow Serpent Festival in Australia.
Human+Nature opened May 28, 2021, and is scheduled to run through March 2023. The exhibition is included free with advance timed-entry admission to the Arboretum.
Location, 4100 IL Rt. 53, Lisle. For tickets, visit MortonArb.org/visit-the-arboretum.