Tree museum

A public art project by Katie Holten
Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
June 21 - October 12, 2009 (Extended to February 28, 2010)

Download a PDF of the TREE MUSEUM brochure here

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100 trees give voice to 100 perspectives

TREE MUSEUM celebrated the communities and ecosystems along the Grand Concourse, a 100 year-old boulevard in The Bronx.

Visitors could listen in on local stories and the intimate lives of trees offered by current and former residents: from beekeepers to rappers, historians to gardeners, school kids to scientists.

Satellite exhibitions of related research work by Katie Holten took place at Wave HillJune 21 - October 12, 2009, and The Bronx Museum of the ArtsAugust 2 - October 25, 2009.

Tree-hugging was encouraged but not mandatory!

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haiku hikes

TREE MUSEUM included a series of public programs, including Grand Concourse Haiku Hikes led by E.J. McAdams. Taking school children out of the classroom and into the streets and parks was one of the many highlights of the project.

Poor dandelions
Most call you a weed
Not me
You are a flower

- Concourse Haiku by Kevin, a student in Mr. Brunelle Griffiths Freshman Honors Class at All Hallows High School, Bronx, NY