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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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Story Keeper: Works by Melanie Yazzie
York Street

Story Keeper: Works by Melanie Yazzie

February 9, 2011 - May 8, 2011
Indoor
York Street

Inspired by the plants in the Gardens, Dinè artist Melanie Yazzie creates new work evoking the memories of her many-worlds traveled. While whimsical, her work...

Riva Sweetrocket: Extraordinary
York Street

Riva Sweetrocket: Extraordinary

November 20, 2010 - January 23, 2011
Indoor
York Street

Extraordinary showcases artist Riva Sweetrocket’s exquisitely detailed and luminous pastel work, bringing nature and humans together in surprising ways. Organized in collaboration with Plus Gallery...

textile artwork
York Street

From Nature’s Studio: Textiles by Regina Benson

August 7, 2010 - October 3, 2010
Indoor
York Street

Inspired by the palette and toolbox of nature, Regina Benson’s From Nature’s Studio features wall hangings and textile sculptures boasting surface designs achieved through natural...

Joellyn Duesberry’s Southwest: Sharpening the Edge
York Street

Joellyn Duesberry’s Southwest: Sharpening the Edge

January 23, 2010 - April 4, 2010
Indoor
York Street

Joellyn Duesberry’s Sharpening the Edge showcases the artist’s modernist brushstrokes in color-rich, plein-air landscape paintings. Organized in collaboration with Gallery 1261 in Denver.

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