Current & Upcoming Exhibits

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Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

April 28 - Sept. 23, 2018
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Sculptures created within the pixelated aesthetic of vintage video games are featured throughout the Gardens’ natural landscapes. Learn more

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Still image of Summer from “Four Sided Fantasy,” published by Serenity Forge, developed by Ludo Land, 2016. Digital print.

Cyberscapes by Serenity Forge

May 30 - Aug. 5, 2018
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Experience landscapes both familiar and strange in the virtual worlds published and developed by video game production studio Serenity Forge. Learn more

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Randy Raak, Bee-line, 2013, ink and watercolor on scratchboard

Invisible Links: Botanical Art & Illustration

Aug. 15 - Oct. 14, 2018
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Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration presents its annual juried exhibition highlighting students’ best achievements in a variety of media. Learn more

Past Exhibits

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Plants, Birds & Pollinators: Art Serving Science

Plants, Birds & Pollinators: Art Serving Science

November 24, 2013 - February 9, 2014
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Members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators are featured in this premier juried exhibition of works celebrating the vital role of pollinators. Using skill and informed observation, scientific illustrators bring a high level of expertise to their subject. Learn more

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Reallocate: Works by Charles Counter

August 14, 2013 - November 10, 2013
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Charles Counter’s sculptures are gentle but significant shifts from the natural world. Through them, he explores how we construct the idea of nature through observation and memory. By recombining the familiar into something new, he invites you to think about how we derive meaning from our environment. Learn more

Day and Night: Paintings by Ana Maria Hernando

Day and Night: Paintings by Ana Maria Hernando

May 22, 2013 - August 4, 2013
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Ana Maria Hernando is inspired by the complex beauty and the lifecycle of flowers. Her work is informed by the powerful women of her family and the understated contributions of women’s work. These qualities come together in the patterning and layering of her paintings. Learn more

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Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture

May 4, 2013 - January 12, 2014
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Denver Botanic Gardens celebrated the achievements and vision of Colorado sculptors in this outdoor group exhibition. Twelve artists redefined the surrounding landscape with their 3-D work, introducing a variety of color, texture, and form into an already rich environment. Learn more

Botany Inside & Out: Early Printed European Books

February 25, 2013 - April 5, 2013
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Explore the development of botanical science through 15th century European herbal books with selected pages from the Helen Fowler Library rare book collection. Learn about the surprising ways plants were used to make books, and experience them through touch, sight and smell. Learn more

Coleoptera & Friends: Paintings by Robert Spellman

February 13, 2013 - May 12, 2013
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Boulder-based artist Robert Spellman takes inspiration from nature, using color and texture to create isolated, ethereal images of beetles and flowers that feel simultaneously scientific and mystic. Often painting over old canvases and incorporating old fabrics into his surface treatments, the formal qualities of the images give way to an archeology of layers and meaning. Learn more

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