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Art & Exhibitions

Freyer – Newman Center gallery hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, included with admission. Masks are required indoors for all visitors ages 3 and older.

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.

Mohammed Kazem, Directions (Zero), augmented reality artwork, 2010/2021.
York Street

Seeing the Invisible

Sept. 22, 2021 – Aug. 2022
Outdoor
York Street

Experience an innovative exhibition of contemporary artworks existing only in augmented reality (AR).

Organic Tarot: Works by Tya Alisa Anthony
York Street

Organic Tarot: Works by Tya Alisa Anthony

Jan. 15 – April 3, 2022
Indoor
York Street

Each of Tya Alisa Anthony’s layered works is a story unto itself, a narrative woven together with history, warmth, and the lives of people long...

Sammy Lee, “A Very Proper Table Setting,” hanji (Korean mulberry paper), ongoing series, 2017- present.
York Street

Sammy Lee: Taking Root

Oct. 1, 2022 – Feb. 5, 2023
Indoor
York Street

Sammy Lee explores the immigrant experience through cast paper sculptures of food and flora.

Past Exhibitions Highlights

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York Street

Sculpture by Alexander Calder

April 28 - Sept. 24, 2017
Outdoor
York Street

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
York Street

Deborah Butterfield: The Nature of Horses

May 23 – Oct. 18, 2015
Outdoor
York Street

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...

Chihuly
York Street

Chihuly

June 14 – Nov. 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...

Other Past Exhibitions

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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...

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...

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.

Traveling Exhibitions & Displays

Vegetable and mason jar painting

V for Vegetables

Available from April 2022
Indoor
V for Vegetables

Explore the victory gardening movement in this traveling exhibit.

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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