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Art & Exhibitions

Freyer – Newman Center galleries are open
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, included with admission
Freyer – Newman Center will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2 for a private event.
It is only with your cooperation as a visitor that we can remain open. Please follow the procedures outlined here.

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.

Marjorie Leggitt, Lycopersicon lycopersicum, 2020, mixed media. © Marjorie Leggitt.
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Golden Opportunity: Botanical Illustration

May 29 – Aug. 15, 2021
Indoor
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Explore the world of yellow plants through illustrations created by students and faculty of Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration (SBAI).

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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. 20, 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 Mora.

Past Exhibitions Highlights

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Sculpture by Alexander Calder

April 28 - Sept. 24, 2017
Outdoor
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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...

Chihuly
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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...

Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture
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Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture

May 4, 2013 - Jan. 12, 2014
Outdoor
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Denver Botanic Gardens celebrated the achievements and vision of Colorado sculptors in this outdoor group exhibition. Twelve artists redefined the surrounding landscape with their 3-D...

Other Past Exhibitions

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

May 30 - Aug. 5, 2018
Indoor
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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.
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Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

April 28 - Sept. 23, 2018
Outdoor
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Sculptures created within the pixelated aesthetic of vintage video games are featured throughout the Gardens’ natural landscapes.

Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker
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Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker

Aug. 16 - Nov. 5, 2017
Indoor
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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
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Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown

May 24 - Aug. 6, 2017
Indoor
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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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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.

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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