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Art & Exhibitions

Freyer – Newman Center gallery hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, included with admission

Learn more about our artist residencies.

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.

Ana María Hernando, Ñusta de la hora sagrada / Ñusta of the Holy Twilight (detail), tulle, wood, and mixed media, 2021
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.

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).

Óscar Becerra, Xólotl: Dios perro (dog deity), papier-mâché and cardboard, 2013. © Óscar Becerra.
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.

Tya Alisa Anthony, Four of Wands, collage on paper, 2019.
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...

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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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...

Henry Moore, "Draped Reclining Mother and Baby," 1983. © The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021 / www.henry-moore.org
York Street

Moore in the Gardens

March 8, 2010 - January 31, 2011
Outdoor
York Street

The first presentation of the Henry Moore’s monumental works offered in the American West, Moore in the Gardens showcased Moore’s modernist reclining figures and interlocking...

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.

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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