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Art & Exhibitions

Freyer – Newman Center galleries are open
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, included with admission
Freyer – Newman Center will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2 for a private event.
It is only with your cooperation as a visitor that we can remain open. Please follow the procedures outlined here.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

One Fell Swoop (2019), Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO
Chatfield Farms

One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

On View Now
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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, Lycopersicon lycopersicum, 2020, mixed media. © Marjorie Leggitt.
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Golden Opportunity: Botanical Illustration

May 29 – Aug. 15, 2021
Indoor
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Explore the world of yellow plants through illustrations created by students and faculty of Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration (SBAI).

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Fervor: Ana María Hernando

Sept. 11, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022
Indoor
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Interdisciplinary artist Ana María Hernando harnesses the power of painting, poetry and installation to honor and alter traditional feminine craft and community.

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Seeing the Invisible

Sept. 20, 2021 – Aug. 2022
Outdoor
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Experience an innovative exhibition of contemporary artworks existing only in augmented reality (AR).

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

Oct. 2 – Nov. 7, 2021
Indoor
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In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts a monumental sculpture by contemporary Mexican artist Óscar Becerra Mora.

Past Exhibitions Highlights

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Sculpture by Alexander Calder

April 28 - Sept. 24, 2017
Outdoor
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Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Alexander Calder’s sculptures among the ever-changing living galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens.

Minimalist horse sculpture using branch and stick pieces
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Deborah Butterfield: The Nature of Horses

May 23 – Oct. 18, 2015
Outdoor
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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...

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Chihuly

June 14 – Nov. 30, 2014
Outdoor
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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...

Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture
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Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture

May 4, 2013 - Jan. 12, 2014
Outdoor
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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...

Other Past Exhibitions

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Botany Inside & Out: Early Printed European Books
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Botany Inside & Out: Early Printed European Books

February 25, 2013 - April 5, 2013
Indoor
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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
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Coleoptera & Friends: Paintings by Robert Spellman

February 13, 2013 - May 12, 2013
Indoor
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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...

Someone Like You: Paintings by Margaret Kasahara
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Someone Like You: Paintings by Margaret Kasahara

August 18, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Indoor
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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
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Fluid Duality: Bamboo sculptures by Kenichi Nagakura

May 12, 2012 - August 5, 2012
Indoor
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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...

Estuarine: Works by Trine Bumiller
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Estuarine: Works by Trine Bumiller

February 29, 2012 - April 29, 2012
Indoor
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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.

Traveling Exhibitions & Displays

Catrina

La Calavera Catrina

Available 2022
Outdoor or Indoor
La Calavera Catrina

Offer your visitors a taste of the history and symbolism of La Catrina through joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures.

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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.

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