Past Exhibits

Extinction: Artists Respond

May 23, 2009 - July 28, 2009
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Juried by Simon Zalkind and Ivar Zeile, this exhibition asks contemporary artists to interpret the concepts, problems and issues of ultimate finality. Learn more

RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado

March 7, 2009 - May 17, 2009
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Plants depicted in exquisite botanical illustrations are identified in part with the Colorado Natural Heritage ProgramRARE was organized by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists to introduce the public to rare and endangered plant species within the state of Colorado. Learn more

Paleobotanical Illustrations by Marjorie Leggitt

February 7, 2009 - April 26, 2009
Indoor
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Nationally recognized scientific illustrator Marjorie Leggitt transforms the mysterious lines and shadows of fossils into understandable and recognizable shapes that add to our knowledge of the past.  Learn more

Flourish: Celebrating 50 Years at York Street

January 10, 2009 - March 1, 2009
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Flourish celebrates 50 years at Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location with original botanical artworks from Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration and a commemorative publication "Flourish: A Visionary Garden in the American West" to celebrate the occasion. Learn more

Real/Unreal: Botanical Studies by John Bonath

Real/Unreal: Botanical Studies by John Bonath

November 10, 2008 - February 1, 2009
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In his words, artist John Bonath is "confusing real and artificial nature." Which flowers are real and which ones are fake? Are you sure?  Learn more

Synthesis: Paintings by Robin Schaefer

Synthesis: Paintings by Robin Schaefer

July 15, 2008 - August 29, 2008
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Robin Schaefer is a Denver native who uses traditional oil painting techniques to execute work that is complex and alluring, exposing luminous and vivid details. Her organic objects are isolated on the canvas, evoking a profound sense of imperfection and vulnerability. Learn more

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