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Art & Exhibitions

Freyer – Newman Center gallery hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Included with admission. Here are early or full closings for the galleries.

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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Elliot Ross, "Portal," digital exposure produced with archival inkjet, 2022.
York Street

Elliot Ross: Geography of Hope

June 23 – Sept. 29, 2024
Indoor
York Street

Discover the resilience and beauty of Glen Canyon’s ecosystem through the large-scale photographs of Elliot Ross.

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.

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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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.

Alchemy Garden: Works by Bonny Lhotka
York Street

Alchemy Garden: Works by Bonny Lhotka

August 1, 2009 - September 20, 2009
Indoor
York Street

A commentary on humankind’s relationship with nature, Alchemy Garden explores the remarkable intersection of botanical resources and digital technology through Bonny Lhotka’s artworks.

Extinction: Artists Respond
York Street

Extinction: Artists Respond

May 23, 2009 - July 28, 2009
Indoor
York Street

Juried by Simon Zalkind and Ivar Zeile, this exhibition asks contemporary artists to interpret the concepts, problems and issues of ultimate finality.

Traveling Exhibitions & Displays

Catrina

La Calavera Catrina

Booking Now

Offer your visitors a taste of the history and symbolism of La Catrina through joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures.

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