The Schuylkill Center’s Environmental Art Program exclusively focuses on environmental art practices. It presents a collection of permanent installations on its trails and in the visitor center. The art projects are the results of the Center’s ongoing Environmental Art Program, consisting of three main programming areas: exhibitions and installations, artist-in-residencies and public programming.


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Spring Peepers in Lenapehoking & Pugad (2022)

More information about the project HERE

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Al Mudhif (2021-2022)

More information about the project HERE

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pvines (2018)

More information about the project HERE

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Buprestid Insulae by Anthony Heinz May (2019)

Anthony Heinz May's "Buprestid Insulae"

Created in conjunction with the exhibition “We All Fall Down”, the artwork grows out of the trunk out of a dying ash tree and appears to become pixelated, even eventually to dissolve into the air.

More Information about the exhibition HERE

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Future Non-Object #1: Sol’s Reprise by Jake Beckman (2014)

Mushroom growth on Future Non-Object #1: Sol’s Reprise

As part of the Schuylkill Center’s first LandLab residents, Jake Beckman explored the soil cycle. Unpacking the various components of soil, Future Non-Object #1 is a testimony to natural formation and decay.

More Information about the project HERE

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Rain Yard by Stacy Levy (2013)

Rain Yard

Rain Yard is an interactive artwork in the Schuylkill Center’s Sensory Garden. The installation serves both a practical and an interpretive function: mitigating storm water runoff from our building and highlighting the critical role that soil and plants play in the water cycle. Download the graphic book about water, storm water runoff, and the art installation HERE

More Information about the project HERE

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Welcome Home by Vaughn Bell (2013)

Welcome Home is Schuylkill Center’s first explorations in the intersection of art and land restoration. The installation creates a literal home for native plants. It also serves as a visual education tool by demarcating the differences between protected native plant communities and unprotected, highly invaded landscapes.

More Information about the project HERE

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The Philadelphia Tempestry Collection (2019)

Tempestry detail

The Tempestry Project is a global climate data visualization project through fiber arts. A globally comparable mosaic, a collection of Tempestries (also temperature tapestries) for Philadelphia was created for the period from 1875 to 2018. The Center holds an additional collection for loan onsite.

More Information about the project HERE

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Bird/Seed Shelter (2009)