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Arts in Nature Program

Snake Hollow at Bernheim
Heike Endemann, Installation at Holly Pond

The Arts in Nature programs promote multi-disciplinary explorations of our relationship with the natural environment through artistic expression, expanding upon Bernheim’s long history of art in the landscape. The program enhances the visitor experience through interaction with art and artists.  It is our hope that the Arts and Nature program provides experiences at Bernheim that revive the spirit and encourage creativity. It creates a focal point where art, nature and people can intersect and coincide, inspiring our deep connections with nature.

The Four Arts Programs

The Artist-in-Residence program provides selected international artists with a platform to allow these creative people to build their own synergetic relationships within Bernheim and nature. Artists working at Bernheim have opportunities to work in the community with scientists, other artists and Bernheim visitors in their given medium and are encouraged to explore and investigate new methods and approaches.

The periodic program, Sited@Bernheim brings world renowned artists to Bernheim and the region to inspire our creativity, broaden our horizons, while building regional, national and international visibility for Bernheim, the region and the State of Kentucky.

Local Use by Local Artists builds cooperative relationships with local organizations, regional and local artists and art teachers and students and encourages them to utilize Bernheim’s resources and facilities.  Projects are developed annually on a case-by-case basis.

CONNECT is a one night collision of avant-garde music, visual and performance arts, to celebrate the relationships of science, nature and creativity. This event offers an evening of performers, scientists, naturalists, musicians and provides avenues for the public to explore and celebrate the convergence of art, science and nature at this an annual event with growing regional significance.