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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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

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Ricardo Soltero, La Vendedora de flores, 2017, mixed media

Winged Souls

Oct. 13 - Nov. 4, 2018
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Join the Gardens in celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with an exploration of the symbolism of monarch butterflies and the iconic and elegant female figure known as La Catrina. Learn more

Past Exhibits

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

Someone Like You: Paintings by Margaret Kasahara

August 18, 2012 - November 4, 2012
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Of Japanese descent, Kasahara uses the lightness of kitsch and humor to explore the heavy topics of stereotypes and personal identity. An Asian American living in the West, her colorful images pull from Japanese pop culture as well as cowboy hats and hamburgers. Learn more

Fluid Duality: Bamboo sculptures by Kenichi Nagakura

May 12, 2012 - August 5, 2012
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Nagakura expands the Japanese tradition of bamboo baskets, moving beyond the functional into the realm of abstract sculptural forms. Using splitting and plaiting techniques learned from his grandfather, the artist creates forms that are bold and expressionistic. Learn more

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Kizuna: West Meets East

May 5, 2012 - November 4, 2012
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Kizuna, a Japanese word meaning “the bonds between people,” celebrated the profound influence Japan has had on the West with a presentation of site-specific bamboo art installations by internationally-renowned artists Tetsunori Kawana and Stephen Talasnik. Learn more

William Corey's Japanese Gardens

February 29, 2012 - November 30, 2012
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Experience the breathtaking beauty of William Corey’s photography. Capturing Japanese Gardens over decades, Corey’s sensitivity to his subject is captured on film. Photographs courtesy of William Corey Gallery, LLC, with support from the Asian Art Coordinating Council and Photo Craft Imaging. Learn more

Estuarine: Works by Trine Bumiller

February 29, 2012 - April 29, 2012
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Trine Bumiller pulls from the resources of nature to investigate geometry, patterning and chance. These irregularly shaped and active compositions are simultaneously fantastic and familiar. Learn more

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