Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 for Fête des Fleurs. More early closings.

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

Past Exhibits

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New Age, Old Ways

November 19, 2011 - February 5, 2012
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Experimental and immersive, this group exhibition tackled fundamental questions about the nature of being indigenous in a contemporary world. Learn more

AIR LAB: Photography by Will Wilson

August 20, 2011 - November 6, 2011
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In the Auto Immune Response (AIR) series, Will Wilson (Diné) addresses the relationship between a post-apocalyptic Diné man and the beautiful, but toxic environment he inhabits. Learn more

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Native Roots | Modern Form: Plants, Peoples and the Art of Allan Houser

May 1, 2011 - November 13, 2011
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Featuring more than 20 bronze sculptures by American modernist Allan Houser (Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache, 1914–1994), Native Roots | Modern Form served as a springboard for exploring the preservation of cultural and botanical heritage. Learn more

Between the Real and the Imagined: Installation by Truman Lowe

March 19, 2011 - August 7, 2011
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Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk) seeks to understand his natural surroundings through site-specific sculpture. With an installation embodying the movement of water, Lowe’s works offer a visual dialogue with the Gardens’ environment. Learn more

Story Keeper: Works by Melanie Yazzie

February 9, 2011 - May 8, 2011
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Inspired by the plants in the Gardens, Dinè artist Melanie Yazzie creates new work evoking the memories of her many-worlds traveled. While whimsical, her work has serious undertones, referencing Native post-colonial dilemmas and matrilineal systems. Learn more

Riva Sweetrocket: Extraordinary

November 20, 2010 - January 23, 2011
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Extraordinary showcases artist Riva Sweetrocket’s exquisitely detailed and luminous pastel work, bringing nature and humans together in surprising ways. Organized in collaboration with Plus Gallery in Denver. Learn more

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