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Art & Exhibits

The Freyer – Newman Center, which houses the indoor galleries, is temporarily closed.

Freyer – Newman Center galleries to open Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

One Fell Swoop (2019), Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO. Photo: Scott Dressel-Martin.
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.

Image Credits: Jody Guralnick, Prima Lingua, detail, 72 x 48 inches, oil and acrylic on two panels, 2018.
York Street

Prima Lingua: First Words of the Earth

Jan. 17 - March 14, 2021
Indoor
York Street

Jody Guralnick explores the intersection of science and art, bringing to light the microscopic and often unnoticed structures of lichens, mushrooms, molds and more.

Xolotl: Dios Perro, Photograph by E&M photo (www.eandmphoto.com).
York Street

Alebrije: Xólotl

2021
Indoor
York Street

In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts the monumental sculpture Xólotl: Dios Perro (Xólotl: Dog Deity) by contemporary Mexican artist Oscar...

Marjorie Leggitt, Squash Flower, 2020, mixed media. © Marjorie C. 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).

Ana Maria Hernando, La Ñusta de la laguna de Huaypo (The Ñusta of the Huaypo Lagoon), 2017, mixed media. © Ana Maria Hernando. Photograph by Ken Sanville.
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.

Traveling Exhibits

Vegetable and mason jar painting

V for Vegetables

Available from August 2020
Indoor
V for Vegetables

Explore the victory gardening movement in this traveling exhibit.

Skeleton sculpture

La Calavera Catrina

Available Now
Outdoor
La Calavera Catrina

Experience the rich history and iconography of La Catrina through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures with this traveling exhibit.

Past Exhibits

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Día de los Muertos display
York Street

Winged Souls

Oct. 13 - Nov. 4, 2018
Outdoor
York Street

Join the Gardens in celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with an exploration of the symbolism of monarch butterflies and the...

illustration of bees
York Street

Invisible Links: Botanical Art & Illustration

Aug. 15 - Oct. 14, 2018
Indoor
York Street

Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration presents its annual juried exhibition highlighting students’ best achievements in a variety of media.

Still image of Summer from “Four Sided Fantasy,” published by Serenity Forge, developed by Ludo Land, 2016. Digital print.
York Street

Cyberscapes by Serenity Forge

May 30 - Aug. 5, 2018
Indoor
York Street

Experience landscapes both familiar and strange in the virtual worlds published and developed by video game production studio Serenity Forge.

Image showing art themed as a vintage video game.
York Street

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

April 28 - Sept. 23, 2018
Outdoor
York Street

Sculptures created within the pixelated aesthetic of vintage video games are featured throughout the Gardens’ natural landscapes.

Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker
York Street

Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker

Aug. 16 - Nov. 5, 2017
Indoor
York Street

The free-flowing narratives of Pattie Lee Becker’s fiction-myths reside within the vibrant and characteristic color palette of her fine-line drawings and curious soft sculptures.

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