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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
Outdoor
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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

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

Alebrije: Xólotl: Dios Perro

Oct. 10 – Nov. 15, 2020
Indoor
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York Street

Denver Botanic Gardens hosts the monumental sculpture Xólotl: Dios Perro (Xólotl: Dog Deity) by contemporary Mexican artist Oscar Becerra-Mora. Learn more

York Street
Lynn Williamson, Pinus Ponderosa, ink, 2018.

Beauty without Bloom: Botanical Art & Illustration

Oct. 17, 2020 – Jan. 10, 2021
Indoor
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York Street

Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration unveils the beauty of flowerless plants and trees in this annual juried exhibition. Learn more

York Street
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
Indoor
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York Street

Identity, culture and place are integral to Chicano artist Tony Ortega’s work. Learn more

York Street
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
Indoor
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York Street

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

York Street
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
Indoor
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York Street

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

Past Exhibits

Joellyn Duesberry’s Southwest banner

Joellyn Duesberry’s Southwest: Sharpening the Edge

January 23, 2010 - April 4, 2010
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Joellyn Duesberry’s Sharpening the Edge showcases the artist’s modernist brushstrokes in color-rich, plein-air landscape paintings. Organized in collaboration with Gallery 1261 in Denver. Learn more

Mid-Century Modern Interpreted

November 21, 2009 - January 17, 2010
Indoor
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Mid-Century Modern presented visual interpretations of the Gardens’ historic Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory and Education buildings – structures that have long been at the core of the institution. Learn more

The Gardens' Landmarks in Context

November 21, 2009 - January 17, 2010
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Denver Botanic Gardens has a legacy of employing luminaries in landscape and building design. The Gardens celebrated 50 years at its York Street location with an exploration of these important historical design contributions by Victor Hornbein and Edward White, Garrett Eckbo, Saco DeBoer, and newer structures by David Tryba. Learn more

Highlights from the Gardens Botanical Illustration Program

September 23, 2009 - November 8, 2009
Indoor
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The Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration presents an exhibition of gorgeous botanical works on paper. Learn more

Alchemy Garden: Works by Bonny Lhotka

August 1, 2009 - September 20, 2009
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A commentary on humankind’s relationship with nature, Alchemy Garden explores the remarkable intersection of botanical resources and digital technology through Bonny Lhotka’s artworks. Learn more

Extinction: Artists Respond

May 23, 2009 - July 28, 2009
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Juried by Simon Zalkind and Ivar Zeile, this exhibition asks contemporary artists to interpret the concepts, problems and issues of ultimate finality. Learn more

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