From Grecian urns and Japanese lanterns to stunning glass chandeliers and striking sculptures, beautiful and inspiring works of art abound throughout the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens campus. Get a glimpse of some of the highlights from our collections.

Since the Conservatory was built by philanthropist Henry W. Phipps as a gift for the people of Pittsburgh in 1892, Phipps has inherited a numerous artworks — many of which have historical value. See some of the pieces we have acquired through the years.

In the past decade, Phipps began to engage in collaborative exhibits with internationally-renowned glass artists including Dale Chihuly and Hans Godo Fräbel, and key pieces of these blockbuster shows were kept for permanent display throughout the Conservatory.

The BETA (Biophilia Enhanced Through Art) Project is an inspiring collection of art at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) that includes paintings, sculptures and more. Showcasing the work of more than 20 local, national and international artists, it takes the CSL to a new level of sensory immersion.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman