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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
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, 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...

Chihuly
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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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New Age, Old Ways

November 19, 2011 - February 5, 2012
Indoor
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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
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AIR LAB: Photography by Will Wilson

August 20, 2011 - November 6, 2011
Indoor
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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.

Story Keeper: Works by Melanie Yazzie
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Story Keeper: Works by Melanie Yazzie

February 9, 2011 - May 8, 2011
Indoor
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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
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Riva Sweetrocket: Extraordinary

November 20, 2010 - January 23, 2011
Indoor
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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...

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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