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Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Chatfield Farms
One Fell Swoop (2019), Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO. Photo: Scott Dressel-Martin.

One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

On View Now
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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. Learn more

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

Alebrije: Xólotl: Dios Perro

Oct. 10 – Nov. 15, 2020
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Denver Botanic Gardens hosts the monumental sculpture Xólotl: Dios Perro (Xólotl: Dog Deity) by contemporary Mexican artist Oscar Becerra-Mora. Learn more

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Lynn Williamson, Pinus Ponderosa, ink, 2018.

Beauty without Bloom: Botanical Art & Illustration

Oct. 17, 2020 – Jan. 10, 2021
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Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration unveils the beauty of flowerless plants and trees in this annual juried exhibition. Learn more

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Tony Ortega, Salud Health Clinic Mural, 2012. Artwork © Tony Ortega. Photo courtesy of Tony Ortega.

Raíces y ramas | Roots and Branches

Nov. 7, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021
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Identity, culture and place are integral to Chicano artist Tony Ortega’s work. Learn more

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Image Credits: Jody Guralnick, Prima Lingua, detail, 72 x 48 inches, oil and acrylic on two panels, 2018.

Prima Lingua: First Words of the Earth

Nov. 7, 2020 – Feb. 21, 2021
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Jody Guralnick explores the intersection of science and art, bringing to light the microscopic and often unnoticed structures of lichens, mushrooms, molds and more. Learn more

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Ursula von Rydingsvard, Ocean Floor, 1996,  Ursula von Rydingsvard, Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. and The Fabric Workshop Museum, 2018. Photo by Carlos Avedaño.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling

2021
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An ambitious exhibition featuring large cedar sculptures by one of the most influential sculptors working today. Learn more

Past Exhibits

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Make It Rain: Paintings by Ian Fisher

Make It Rain: Paintings by Ian Fisher

August 13, 2014 - November 9, 2014
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The cumulous clouds of emerging artist Ian Fisher’s paintings are voluminous and majestic. Intended not only as sublime representations of what clouds actually are–formations as a result of amassed water droplets–but also as an expression of the creativity and timelessness these forms reveal.  Learn more

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Chihuly

June 14, 2014 - November 30, 2014
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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 size and form – added bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens' 24-acre urban oasis. Learn more

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Signs of Life: Photograms by Robert Buelteman

May 7, 2014 - August 3, 2014
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Without using either camera or lens, Buelteman’s technique has more in common with Japanese ink brush painting and improvisational jazz than it does with the current practices of photography. Each delivery of light, like every brush stroke or note played, is unrehearsed, and, once released, cannot be undone. Learn more

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Illusions in Glass: Magic Lantern Slides

February 17, 2014 - April 27, 2014
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View historic glass magic lantern slides from the special collections of the Gardens’ own Helen Fowler Library and learn more about a gorgeous historical medium that brought the world of travel and fantasy to life. Learn more

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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

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