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Art & Exhibits

The Freyer – Newman Center, which houses the indoor galleries, is temporarily closed.

Freyer – Newman Center galleries to open Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

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

Jan. 17 - March 14, 2021
Indoor
York Street

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

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

Alebrije: Xólotl

2021
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...

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.

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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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...

fruit tree
York Street

Plants, Birds & Pollinators: Art Serving Science

November 24, 2013 - February 9, 2014
Indoor
York Street

Members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators are featured in this premier juried exhibition of works celebrating the vital role of pollinators. Using skill...

Reallocate: Works by Charles Counter
York Street

Reallocate: Works by Charles Counter

August 14, 2013 - November 10, 2013
Indoor
York Street

Charles Counter’s sculptures are gentle but significant shifts from the natural world. Through them, he explores how we construct the idea of nature through observation and memory...

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