Art at Matthaei-Nichols
Scroll down to see images of the permanent art at Matthaei-Nichols.
Former Matthaei-Nichols Director Bob Grese envisioned a mosaic project to celebrate the unique habitats and flora of the state. Artist Yulia Hanansen designed the murals, and 47 volunteers from the community, completed the eight panels that now glow with gem-like colors from a previously bare brick wall at the entrance to the Botanical Gardens. The mosaics won the 2009 Golden Paint Brush Award from the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission (AAPAC). PIctured is the “Forest” mosaic panel depicting our native lady-slipper orchids.