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Art & Exhibitions

Freyer – Newman Center gallery hours: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. Included with admission. 

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.

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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Alchemy Garden: Works by Bonny Lhotka
York Street

Alchemy Garden: Works by Bonny Lhotka

August 1, 2009 - September 20, 2009
Indoor
York Street

A commentary on humankind’s relationship with nature, Alchemy Garden explores the remarkable intersection of botanical resources and digital technology through Bonny Lhotka’s artworks.

Extinction: Artists Respond
York Street

Extinction: Artists Respond

May 23, 2009 - July 28, 2009
Indoor
York Street

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

RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado
York Street

RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado

March 7, 2009 - May 17, 2009
Indoor
York Street

Plants depicted in exquisite botanical illustrations are identified in part with the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. RARE was organized by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists to...

Paleobotanical Illustrations by Marjorie Leggitt
York Street

Paleobotanical Illustrations by Marjorie Leggitt

February 7, 2009 - April 26, 2009
Indoor
York Street

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...

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York Street

Synthesis: Paintings by Robin Schaefer

July 15, 2008 - August 29, 2008
Indoor
York Street

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...

Traveling Exhibitions & Displays

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Golden Opportunity: Botanical Illustration

Available Now
Indoor
Golden Opportunity: Botanical Illustration

Discover the world of yellow plants and pigments through illustrations created by students and faculty of Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration.

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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 summer 2023, spring 2024 and beyond
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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