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Art & Exhibitions

Freyer – Newman Center galleries are open
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, included with admission
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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, Squash Flower, 2020, mixed media. © Marjorie C. Leggitt.
York Street

Golden Opportunity: Botanical Illustration

May 29 – Aug. 15, 2021
Indoor
York Street

Explore the world of yellow plants through illustrations created by students and faculty of Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration (SBAI).

Ana Maria Hernando, La Ñusta de la laguna de Huaypo (The Ñusta of the Huaypo Lagoon), 2017, mixed media. © Ana Maria Hernando. Photograph by Ken Sanville.
York Street

Fervor: Ana María Hernando

Sept. 11, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022
Indoor
York Street

Interdisciplinary artist Ana María Hernando harnesses the power of painting, poetry and installation to honor and alter traditional feminine craft and community.

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

Alebrije: Xólotl

Oct. 2 – Nov. 7, 2021
Indoor
York Street

In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts a monumental sculpture by contemporary Mexican artist Óscar Becerra Mora.

Traveling Exhibitions & Displays

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.

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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.

Past Exhibitions

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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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