Can you imagine walking through an art museum and not seeing any trees? No mountains or streams, sunrises or sunsets? No birds or horses? No boats on rough waves or relaxing landscapes?
It’s impossible, because nature is everywhere in art – from the literal to the abstract inspiration provided by the textures, colors and sounds of the natural world.
Being outdoors can lift our spirits and stoke our creativity. The beauty of nature reflected in art is just another reminder of our need to protect it.
From Claude Monet to Mark Twain, nature has inspired great works of art throughout the ages.
Artists have installed sculptures along the Truckee and Carson Rivers that are designed to be beautiful and to contribute to restoring the rivers.
Hear from the founder and editor of an online magazine devoted to art and the natural world.
Ethan Nedeau blends his skills as an ecologist and artist to study the Connecticut River and its tributaries.
Leaf rubbings, fairy potions, handprint trees — these nature-inspired art projects will entertain your kids all summer long.
Watch this video on how to make your own salmon print for homemade art!
What do you get when a freelance photographer and more than a dozen college students explore Conservancy-owned preserves?
Actor Kyle Howard shares his top five movies filmed in nature.
Test your knowledge to see if you're a true natural movie buff!
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The beauty of nature meets the grace of architecture.
David Dickinson is an artist and advocate who appreciates the nature around him.
Two artists showcase the beauty of Wisconsin’s lands and waters in words and pictures.
A dozen writers took their notebooks, pens and sleeping bags to the Conservancy’s Zumwalt Prairie Preserve in Oregon to find inspiration in nature.
Artists have long reflected on the natural beauty of Minnesota in their artwork.
Preserve Monitor Lynn Schwantes unites art and nature in the spirit of conserving Kentucky wildlife.
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