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  • Art and Exhibits at Denver Botanic Gardens
    Photo Credit: 

    Osman Akan, Albedo, 2010, stainless steel and dichroic glass, City and County of Denver Public Art Program

  • Arts and Exhibits at Denver Botanic Gardens
    Photo Credit: 

    Robert Garrison, The Story of a Pikes Peaker, 1925, terracotta with patina

Exhibits - Past - All Indoor

Make it Rain: Paintings by Ian Fisher

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 to Sunday, November 9, 2014
Indoor

Emerging artist Ian Fisher reveals the sublime and timeless through the forms of clouds.

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Signs of Life: Photograms by Robert Buelteman

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 to Sunday, August 3, 2014
Indoor

Without using either camera or lens, Buelteman’s photographs improvise with light.

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Illusions in Glass: Magic Lantern Slides

Monday, February 17, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
Indoor

View gorgeous and historic glass lantern slides from the Gardens’ own archival collections.

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Plants, Birds & Pollinators: Art Serving Science

Sunday, November 24, 2013 to Sunday, February 9, 2014
Indoor

Members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators are featured in this premier juried exhibition celebrating plants and their pollinators.

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Reallocate: Works by Charles Counter

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 to Sunday, November 10, 2013
Indoor

Charles Counter explores how we construct the idea of nature through observation and memory.

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Day and Night: Paintings by Ana Maria Hernando

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 to Sunday, August 4, 2013
Indoor

Ana Maria Hernando’s paintings are inspired by the complex beauty of flowers, the powerful women of her family, and the understated contributions of women’s work.

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Botany Inside & Out: Early Printed European Books

Monday, February 25, 2013 to Friday, April 5, 2013
Indoor

Explore the development of botanical science through 15th century European herbal books.

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Coleoptera & Friends: Paintings by Robert Spellman

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to Sunday, May 12, 2013
Indoor

Boulder-based artist Robert Spellman takes inspiration from nature, using color and texture to create isolated, ethereal images of beetles and flowers that feel simultaneously scientific and mystic.

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Contemporary Traditions: Botanical Art and Illustration

Saturday, November 17, 2012 to Sunday, February 3, 2013
Indoor

Noted British botanical artist Ann Swan juries an exhibition of exquisite works on paper from the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration.

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Someone Like You: Paintings by Margaret Kasahara

Saturday, August 18, 2012 to Sunday, November 4, 2012
Indoor

Of Japanese descent, Kasahara uses the lightness of kitsch and humor to explore the heavy topics of stereotypes and personal identity.

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Fluid Duality: Bamboo sculptures by Kenichi Nagakura

Saturday, May 12, 2012 to Sunday, August 5, 2012
Indoor

Nagakura expands the Japanese tradition of bamboo baskets, moving beyond the functional into the realm of abstract sculptural forms.

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Estuarine: Works by Trine Bumiller

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 to Sunday, April 29, 2012
Indoor

A true color virtuoso, Trine Bumiller pulls from the resources of nature to investigate geometry, patterning and chance.

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William Corey's Japanese Gardens

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012
Indoor

Experience the breathtaking beauty of William Corey’s photography.

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New Age, Old Ways

Saturday, November 19, 2011 to Sunday, February 5, 2012
Indoor

This group exhibition tackled fundamental questions about the nature of being indigenous in a contemporary world.

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AIR LAB: Photography by Will Wilson

Saturday, August 20, 2011 to Sunday, November 6, 2011
Indoor

Will Wilson (Diné) addresses the relationship between a post-apocalyptic Diné man and the beautiful, but toxic environment he inhabits.

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Between the Real and the Imagined: Installation by Truman Lowe

Saturday, March 19, 2011 to Sunday, August 7, 2011
Indoor

Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk) seeks to understand his natural surroundings through site-specific sculpture.

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Story Keeper: Works by Melanie Yazzie

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 to Sunday, May 8, 2011
Indoor

Inspired by the plants in the Gardens, Dinè artist Melanie Yazzie creates new work evoking the memories of her many-worlds traveled.

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Riva Sweetrocket: Extraordinary

Saturday, November 20, 2010 to Sunday, January 23, 2011
Indoor

An exhibition showcasing artist Riva Sweetrocket’s exquisitely detailed and luminous pastel work.

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From Nature’s Studio: Textiles by Regina Benson

Saturday, August 7, 2010 to Sunday, October 3, 2010
Indoor

Inspired by the palette and toolbox of nature, Regina Benson’s wall hangings and textile sculptures boast surface designs achieved through natural processes.

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Moore Inspired: Contemporary Responses to Henry Moore

Sunday, May 9, 2010 to Sunday, August 1, 2010
Indoor

Contemporary artists respond to the ideas, forms and themes of Henry Moore’s artwork.

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Joellyn Duesberry’s Southwest: Sharpening the Edge

Saturday, January 23, 2010 to Sunday, April 4, 2010
Indoor

An exhibition showcasing Duesberry’s modernist brushstrokes in color-rich, plein-air landscape paintings.

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The Gardens' Landmarks in Context

Saturday, November 21, 2009 to Sunday, January 17, 2010
Indoor

The Gardens celebrated 50 years at its York Street location with an exploration of the historical contributions of its designers.

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Mid-Century Modern Interpreted

Saturday, November 21, 2009 to Sunday, January 17, 2010
Indoor

A group art exhibition celebrated and interpreted the Gardens’ unique architectural features in a variety of media.

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Highlights from the Gardens Botanical Illustration Program

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 to Sunday, November 8, 2009
Indoor

The Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration presents an exhibition of gorgeous botanical works on paper.

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Alchemy Garden: Works by Bonny Lhotka

Saturday, August 1, 2009 to Sunday, September 20, 2009
Indoor

A commentary on humankind’s relationship with nature, featuring the intersection between botanical resources and digital technology.

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Extinction: Artists Respond

Saturday, May 23, 2009 to Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Indoor

Juried by Simon Zalkind and Ivar Zeile, this exhibition asks contemporary artists to interpret the concepts, problems and issues of ultimate finality.

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RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado

Saturday, March 7, 2009 to Sunday, May 17, 2009
Indoor

Organized by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists, RARE introduces the public to rare and endangered Colorado plant species.

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Paleobotanical Illustrations by Marjorie Leggitt

Saturday, February 7, 2009 to Sunday, April 26, 2009
Indoor

Scientific illustrator Marjorie Leggitt transforms the mysterious forms of fossils into elegant calligraphic shapes.

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Flourish: Celebrating 50 Years at York Street

Saturday, January 10, 2009 to Sunday, March 1, 2009
Indoor

Flourish celebrates 50 years at Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location with original botanical artworks.

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Real/Unreal: Botanical Studies by John Bonath

Monday, November 10, 2008 to Sunday, February 1, 2009
Indoor

John Bonath’s luscious botanical imagery of real and fake flowers blurs the line between reality and imagination.

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Synthesis: Paintings by Robin Schaefer

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 to Friday, August 29, 2008
Indoor

Synthesis offered an extraordinary view into an artistʼs perception of nature and the built environment.

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City Rhythms: New Paintings by Darrell Anderson

Saturday, April 19, 2008 to Sunday, June 29, 2008
Indoor

Darrell Anderson captures the unstoppable spirit of music and the arts complemented by the pulse of the city.

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