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Art & Exhibits

The Freyer – Newman Center, which houses the indoor galleries, is temporarily closed.

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

One Fell Swoop (2019), Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO. Photo: Scott Dressel-Martin.
Chatfield Farms

One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

Closed Through Mid-January
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.

Melanie Walker, Ghost Forest (detail), print on silk, 2020.
York Street

Ghost Forest: Works by Melanie Walker

Temporarily Closed
Indoor
York Street

Melanie Walker’s works on fabric evoke the experience of wandering among the trees of an aspen forest; gentle yet powerful, fragile but enduring.

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

Dec. 19, 2020 – March 14, 2021
Indoor
York Street

Jody Guralnick explores the intersection of science and art, bringing to light the microscopic and often unnoticed structures of lichens, mushrooms, molds and more.

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

Alebrije: Xólotl: Dios Perro

2021
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...

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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living bronze statue
York Street

Living Bronze: Sculptures by Robert Wick

April 20, 2006 - October 31, 2006
Outdoor
York Street

Twenty-six bronze sculptures by Robert Wick inhabited the Gardens. Living plants inserted into cavities within these organic works resulted in “living art” inspired by the...

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