Saved Paradise

September 11, 2008

By Stacey Ho
An image from Lisa Neighbour's "Erratic Theatre" at The Tree Museum.

An image of Lisa Neighbour's "Erratic Theatre" at The Tree Museum.

Took all the trees, put ’em in a tree museum/ And they charge the people a dollar and a half just to see them. Like the song it takes its name from, The Tree Museum celebrates a spirit of environmentalism, acting as a haven for both nature and culture.

For the past eleven years, this 200-acre area in Muskoka has hosted an annual exhibition of site-specific works, featuring both emerging and internationally renowned artists.

“The first year, there was no road. We had to walk in with tools,” says EJ Lightman. “The second year, the Tree Museum’s house was built on the original foundations of a farmhouse, but we had the opening in the garage.”

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