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Art & Exhibitions

Freyer – Newman Center Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, included with admission

Learn more about our artist residencies.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

One Fell Swoop (2019), Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO
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One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

On View Now
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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.

Ana María Hernando, Ñusta de la hora sagrada / Ñusta of the Holy Twilight (detail), tulle, wood, and mixed media, 2021, © Ana María Hernando.
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Fervor: Ana María Hernando

Sept. 11, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022
Indoor
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Interdisciplinary artist Ana María Hernando harnesses the power of painting, poetry and installation to honor and alter traditional feminine craft and community.

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Seeing the Invisible

Sept. 22, 2021 – Aug. 2022
Outdoor
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Experience an innovative exhibition of contemporary artworks existing only in augmented reality (AR).

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

Oct. 2 – Nov. 7, 2021
Indoor
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In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts a monumental sculpture by contemporary Mexican artist Óscar Becerra.

Tya Alisa Anthony, Four of Wands, collage on paper, 2019.
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Organic Tarot: Works by Tya Alisa Anthony

Jan. 15 – April 3, 2022
Indoor
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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...

Past Exhibitions Highlights

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Sculpture by Alexander Calder

April 28 - Sept. 24, 2017
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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
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Deborah Butterfield: The Nature of Horses

May 23 – Oct. 18, 2015
Outdoor
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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...

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Chihuly

June 14 – Nov. 30, 2014
Outdoor
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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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Urban Nature

April 19, 2008 - November 30, 2008
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The Gardens invited street-style artists to create surprising connections between built and natural environments with paintings from more than a dozen street-style artists, all of...

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City Rhythms: New Paintings by Darrell Anderson

April 19, 2008 - June 29, 2008
Indoor
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Denver artist Darrell Anderson captures the unstoppable, inventive spirit of music and the arts when complemented by the pulse of the city. Original paintings addressed...

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Chapungu: Custom & Legend, A Culture in Stone

July 11, 2007 - February 29, 2008
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Featured were 60 stone sculptures from contemporary Zimbabwean artists. Chapungu honors ancestral stories from the collective reality of Shona culture: family, social commentary and the...

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Living Bronze: Sculptures by Robert Wick

April 20, 2006 - October 31, 2006
Outdoor
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Twenty-six bronze sculptures by Robert Wick inhabited the Gardens. Living plants inserted into cavities within these organic works resulted in “living art” inspired by the...

Traveling Exhibitions & Displays

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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