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Art & Exhibitions

Freyer – Newman Center gallery hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, included with admission. Masks are required indoors for all visitors ages 3 and older.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

One Fell Swoop (2019), Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO
Chatfield Farms

One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

On View Now
Outdoor
Chatfield Farms

Dougherty’s immersive sculpture at Chatfield Farms in Littleton, CO is created by weaving flexible saplings and branches into a complex and whimsical architectural form.

Mohammed Kazem, Directions (Zero), augmented reality artwork, 2010/2021.
York Street

Seeing the Invisible

Sept. 22, 2021 – Aug. 2022
Outdoor
York Street

Experience an innovative exhibition of contemporary artworks existing only in augmented reality (AR).

Organic Tarot: Works by Tya Alisa Anthony
York Street

Organic Tarot: Works by Tya Alisa Anthony

Jan. 15 – April 3, 2022
Indoor
York Street

Each of Tya Alisa Anthony’s layered works is a story unto itself, a narrative woven together with history, warmth, and the lives of people long...

Sammy Lee, “A Very Proper Table Setting,” hanji (Korean mulberry paper), ongoing series, 2017- present.
York Street

Sammy Lee: Taking Root

Oct. 1, 2022 – Feb. 5, 2023
Indoor
York Street

Sammy Lee explores the immigrant experience through cast paper sculptures of food and flora.

Past Exhibitions Highlights

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York Street

Sculpture by Alexander Calder

April 28 - Sept. 24, 2017
Outdoor
York Street

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Alexander Calder’s sculptures among the ever-changing living galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens.

Minimalist horse sculpture using branch and stick pieces
York Street

Deborah Butterfield: The Nature of Horses

May 23 – Oct. 18, 2015
Outdoor
York Street

Deborah Butterfield captures the essence of the horse with her contemporary sculpture—characters of strength, spirit and grace. Explore the American artist’s use of minimalistic line...

Chihuly
York Street

Chihuly

June 14 – Nov. 30, 2014
Outdoor
York Street

Denver Botanic Gardens presented the Rocky Mountain Region's first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly's sculptures – ranging in...

Other Past Exhibitions

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Óscar Becerra, Xólotl: Dios perro (dog deity), papier-mâché and cardboard, 2013. © Óscar Becerra.
York Street

Alebrije: Xólotl

Oct. 2 – Nov. 7, 2021
Indoor
York Street

In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts a monumental sculpture by contemporary Mexican artist Óscar Becerra.

Ana María Hernando, Ñusta de la hora sagrada / Ñusta of the Holy Twilight (detail), tulle, wood, and mixed media, 2021
York Street

Fervor: Ana María Hernando

Sept. 11, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022
Indoor
York Street

Interdisciplinary artist Ana María Hernando harnesses the power of painting, poetry and installation to honor and alter traditional feminine craft and community.

Marjorie Leggitt, Lycopersicon lycopersicum, 2020, mixed media. © Marjorie Leggitt.
York Street

Golden Opportunity: Botanical Illustration

May 29 – Aug. 15, 2021
Indoor
York Street

Explore the world of yellow plants through illustrations created by students and faculty of Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration (SBAI).

Traveling Exhibitions & Displays

Vegetable and mason jar painting

V for Vegetables

Available from April 2022
Indoor
V for Vegetables

Explore the victory gardening movement in this traveling exhibit.

Catrina

La Calavera Catrina

Available 2022
Outdoor or Indoor
La Calavera Catrina

Offer your visitors a taste of the history and symbolism of La Catrina through joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures.

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Diversity of Life Interpretive Trail

Available Now
Outdoor and Indoor
Diversity of Life Interpretive Trail

Engage your visitors with this bilingual family-friendly sign package that invites children to actively use their observation skills as they learn about biodiversity.

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