june, 2020

29junallday31julSeward Johnson’s “Celebrating the Familiar” Exhibit at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden


Event Details

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden announces its Summer of Sculpture festival featuring Seward Johnson’s “Celebrating the Familiar” exhibit, a collection of 25 life-size cast bronze sculptures throughout the garden. Johnson’s sculptures of people performing familiar tasks reflecting ordinary life were created to celebrate the great value in everyday activities, and to encourage taking a moment to savor them. The exhibit is supported in part by the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District.

A sampling of the collection includes Crossing Paths featuring two senior women sitting on a bench talking. Who’s in Charge highlights the joy of a son riding atop the shoulders of his father. My World shows a seated child intensely reading a book. Gotcha! features a gardener trimming bushes. Inner World, Outer World is a man sitting on a bench reading a newspaper with pages that The Dallas Morning News specifically designed for this exhibit. Down to Earth is a sculpture of a woman kneeling at garden’s edge planting her bulbs.

Advance online timed tickets are now required for entry to the Arboretum by calling 214-515-6615 or visiting the website at https://www.dallasarboretum.org/ Face masks are highly encouraged in the garden, but they are required in restrooms and indoor facilities. For more information about garden procedures during this time, please see the Know Before You Go FAQ at https://www.dallasarboretum.org/visitor-information/hours-and-admission/

Open daily from 9am–6pm. Tuesdays we close early at 5pm.


June 29 (Monday) - July 31 (Friday)


The Dallas Arboretum

8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218