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Art & Exhibitions

Freyer – Newman Center gallery hours: 9 a.m. – 5 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.

Melanie Yazzie, “Two Sisters” (detail), acrylic and mixed media.
York Street

Melanie Yazzie: Peace Walking

Jan. 29 – May 29, 2023
Indoor
York Street

Contemporary artist Melanie Yazzie weaves together nature and narrative in multi-layered prints, paintings and sculptures to explore the experiences that shaped her.

Tamara Kostianovsky, “Becoming Native” (detail), discarded textiles on wood, 2022.
York Street

Renewal: Sculptures by Tamara Kostianovsky

Feb. 26 – June 18, 2023
Indoor
York Street

Repurposing fabrics to build textile sculptures of tree stumps and tropical birds with flora, Tamara Kostianovsky’s works weave together a narrative about loss and the...

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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Día de los Muertos display
York Street

Winged Souls

Oct. 13 - Nov. 4, 2018
Outdoor
York Street

Join the Gardens in celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with an exploration of the symbolism of monarch butterflies and the...

illustration of bees
York Street

Invisible Links: Botanical Art & Illustration

Aug. 15 - Oct. 14, 2018
Indoor
York Street

Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration presents its annual juried exhibition highlighting students’ best achievements in a variety of media.

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

Cyberscapes by Serenity Forge

May 30 - Aug. 5, 2018
Indoor
York Street

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.
York Street

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

April 28 - Sept. 23, 2018
Outdoor
York Street

Sculptures created within the pixelated aesthetic of vintage video games are featured throughout the Gardens’ natural landscapes.

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.

Traveling Exhibitions & Displays

Catrina

La Calavera Catrina

Available 2024
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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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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