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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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Someone Like You: Paintings by Margaret Kasahara
York Street

Someone Like You: Paintings by Margaret Kasahara

August 18, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Indoor
York Street

Of Japanese descent, Kasahara uses the lightness of kitsch and humor to explore the heavy topics of stereotypes and personal identity. An Asian American living in the West...

Fluid Duality: Bamboo sculptures by Kenichi Nagakura
York Street

Fluid Duality: Bamboo sculptures by Kenichi Nagakura

May 12, 2012 - August 5, 2012
Indoor
York Street

Nagakura expands the Japanese tradition of bamboo baskets, moving beyond the functional into the realm of abstract sculptural forms. Using splitting and plaiting techniques learned from his grandfather...

Kizuna: West Meets East
York Street

Kizuna: West Meets East

May 5, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Outdoor
York Street

Kizuna, a Japanese word meaning “the bonds between people,” celebrated the profound influence Japan has had on the West with a presentation of site-specific bamboo...

Estuarine: Works by Trine Bumiller
York Street

Estuarine: Works by Trine Bumiller

February 29, 2012 - April 29, 2012
Indoor
York Street

Trine Bumiller pulls from the resources of nature to investigate geometry, patterning and chance. These irregularly shaped and active compositions are simultaneously fantastic and familiar.

interesting modern artifacts
York Street

New Age, Old Ways

November 19, 2011 - February 5, 2012
Indoor
York Street

Experimental and immersive, this group exhibition tackled fundamental questions about the nature of being indigenous in a contemporary world.

AIR LAB: Photography by Will Wilson
York Street

AIR LAB: Photography by Will Wilson

August 20, 2011 - November 6, 2011
Indoor
York Street

In the Auto Immune Response (AIR) series, Will Wilson (Diné) addresses the relationship between a post-apocalyptic Diné man and the beautiful, but toxic environment he inhabits.

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