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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.

Sendi Issanti, Phalaenopsis sp., watercolor, 2013. Artwork © Sendi Issanti.
York Street

Garden & Haven: Botanical Art and Illustration

Opening Summer 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...

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

Alebrije: Xólotl: Dios Perro

Oct. 10, 2020 - Nov. 15, 2020
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...

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

Nov. 7, 2020 – Feb. 21, 2021
Indoor
York Street

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

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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Minimalist horse sculpture using branch and stick pieces
York Street

Deborah Butterfield: The Nature of Horses

May 23, 2015 - October 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...

Edge of the Plains: Paintings by Sharon Feder
York Street

Edge of the Plains: Paintings by Sharon Feder

February 18, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Indoor
York Street

Sharon Feder’s paintings are a testament to her skills of observation. She notices a building or a particular vantage point that is easily overlooked and...

Make It Rain, Painting by Ian Fisher
York Street

Make It Rain: Paintings by Ian Fisher

August 13, 2014 - November 9, 2014
Indoor
York Street

The cumulous clouds of emerging artist Ian Fisher’s paintings are voluminous and majestic. Intended not only as sublime representations of what clouds actually are–formations as...

Chihuly
York Street

Chihuly

June 14, 2014 - November 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...

Signs of Life: Photograms by Robert Buelteman
York Street

Signs of Life: Photograms by Robert Buelteman

May 7, 2014 - August 3, 2014
Indoor
York Street

Without using either camera or lens, Buelteman’s technique has more in common with Japanese ink brush painting and improvisational jazz than it does with the...

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