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Art & Exhibits

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.

Mary Burns, Pecos Wilderness Mountain Gardens, watercolor, 2013. Artwork © Mary Burns.
York Street

Garden & Haven: Botanical Art and Illustration

Sept. 26 – Nov. 8, 2020
Indoor
York Street

In honor of its 40th anniversary, Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration highlights gardens as places of sanctuary and renewal through a special...

Melanie Walker, Ghost Forest (detail), print on silk, 2020.
York Street

Ghost Forest: Works by Melanie Walker

Sept. 26 – Dec. 6, 2020
Indoor
York Street

Melanie Walker’s works on fabric evoke the experience of wandering among the trees of an aspen forest; gentle yet powerful, fragile but enduring.

Tony Ortega, Salud Health Clinic Mural, 2012. Artwork © Tony Ortega. Photo courtesy of Tony Ortega.
York Street

Raíces y ramas | Roots and Branches

Nov. 21, 2020 - Feb. 28, 2021
Indoor
York Street

Tony Ortega’s artwork celebrates identity and tradition to form a bridge between cultures in Mexico and the United States.

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

Dec. 19, 2020 – 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. For...

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

Alebrije: Xólotl: Dios Perro

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...

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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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.

Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown
York Street

Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown

May 24 - Aug. 6, 2017
Indoor
York Street

Booth Brown uses painting as a chance to make order out of chaos; to organize thoughts and ideas that resist written language.

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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.

Elusive: Works by Andrew Roberts-Gray
York Street

Elusive: Works by Andrew Roberts-Gray

Feb. 22 – May 14, 2017
Indoor
York Street

Artist Andrew Roberts-Gray combines formal abstraction, the painted landscape, and areas of unpainted canvas to create dynamic works that defy traditional genre. His work hovers...

Edible: Botanical Art & Illustration
York Street

Edible: Botanical Art & Illustration

Nov. 20, 2016 - Feb. 12, 2017
Indoor
York Street

Botanical art and illustration is the centuries­-old tradition of portraying plants for scientific purposes and capturing the beauty of the natural world. This exhibition showcases...

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