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Art & Exhibitions

Freyer – Newman Center gallery hours: 9 a.m. – 8 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 pigment print, 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.

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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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.

RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado
York Street

RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado

March 7, 2009 - May 17, 2009
Indoor
York Street

Plants depicted in exquisite botanical illustrations are identified in part with the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. RARE was organized by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists to...

Paleobotanical Illustrations by Marjorie Leggitt
York Street

Paleobotanical Illustrations by Marjorie Leggitt

February 7, 2009 - April 26, 2009
Indoor
York Street

Nationally recognized scientific illustrator Marjorie Leggitt transforms the mysterious lines and shadows of fossils into understandable and recognizable shapes that add to our knowledge of...

Traveling Exhibitions & Displays

Catrina

La Calavera Catrina

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

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