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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.

Curator Conversations Tour

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Elliot Ross, "Portal," digital exposure produced with archival inkjet, 2022.
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Elliot Ross: Geography of Hope

June 23 – Sept. 29, 2024
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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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Sculpture by Alexander Calder

April 28 - Sept. 24, 2017
Outdoor
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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
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Deborah Butterfield: The Nature of Horses

May 23 – Oct. 18, 2015
Outdoor
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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...

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Chihuly

June 14 – Nov. 30, 2014
Outdoor
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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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Urban Nature

April 19, 2008 - November 30, 2008
Outdoor
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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...

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City Rhythms: New Paintings by Darrell Anderson

April 19, 2008 - June 29, 2008
Indoor
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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...

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Chapungu: Custom & Legend, A Culture in Stone

July 11, 2007 - February 29, 2008
Outdoor
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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...

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Living Bronze: Sculptures by Robert Wick

April 20, 2006 - October 31, 2006
Outdoor
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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...

Traveling Exhibitions & Displays

Jacobo and María Ángeles, "Jaguar-Eagle," fiberglass and acrylic paint, 2024.

Spirit Guides

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Encounter celestial creatures rendered in monumental scale in this traveling exhibition.

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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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