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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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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...

Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture
York Street

Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture

May 4, 2013 - January 12, 2014
Outdoor
York Street

Denver Botanic Gardens celebrated the achievements and vision of Colorado sculptors in this outdoor group exhibition. Twelve artists redefined the surrounding landscape with their 3-D...

Botany Inside & Out: Early Printed European Books
York Street

Botany Inside & Out: Early Printed European Books

February 25, 2013 - April 5, 2013
Indoor
York Street

Explore the development of botanical science through 15th century European herbal books with selected pages from the Helen Fowler Library rare book collection. Learn about the surprising ways plants...

Coleoptera & Friends: Paintings by Robert Spellman
York Street

Coleoptera & Friends: Paintings by Robert Spellman

February 13, 2013 - May 12, 2013
Indoor
York Street

Boulder-based artist Robert Spellman takes inspiration from nature, using color and texture to create isolated, ethereal images of beetles and flowers that feel simultaneously scientific...

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