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Art & Exhibitions

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Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, included with admission
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Current & Upcoming Exhibits

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.

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

Jan. 17 - 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.

Marjorie Leggitt, Squash Flower, 2020, mixed media. © Marjorie C. Leggitt.
York Street

Golden Opportunity: Botanical Illustration

May 29 – Aug. 15, 2021
Indoor
York Street

Explore the world of yellow plants through illustrations created by students and faculty of Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration (SBAI).

Ana Maria Hernando, La Ñusta de la laguna de Huaypo (The Ñusta of the Huaypo Lagoon), 2017, mixed media. © Ana Maria Hernando. Photograph by Ken Sanville.
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.

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

Traveling Exhibits

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.

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Diversity of Life Interpretive Trail

Available Now
Outdoor
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.

Past Exhibits

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people looking at urban-style painting
York Street

Urban Nature

April 19, 2008 - November 30, 2008
Outdoor
York Street

The Gardens invited street-style artists to create surprising connections between built and natural environments with paintings from more than a dozen street-style artists, all of...

image of man holding saxophone
York Street

City Rhythms: New Paintings by Darrell Anderson

April 19, 2008 - June 29, 2008
Indoor
York Street

Denver artist Darrell Anderson captures the unstoppable, inventive spirit of music and the arts when complemented by the pulse of the city. Original paintings addressed...

Stone sculpture
York Street

Chapungu: Custom & Legend, A Culture in Stone

July 11, 2007 - February 29, 2008
Outdoor
York Street

Featured were 60 stone sculptures from contemporary Zimbabwean artists. Chapungu honors ancestral stories from the collective reality of Shona culture: family, social commentary and the...

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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