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Art & Exhibits

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

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

One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

On View Now
Outdoor
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.

Melanie Walker, Ghost Forest (detail), print on silk, 2020.
York Street

Ghost Forest: Works by Melanie Walker

Aug. 22 – Oct. 11, 2020
Indoor
York Street

Melanie Walker’s works on fabric evoke the experience of wandering among the trees of an aspen forest; gentle yet powerful, fragile but enduring.

Sendi Issanti, Phalaenopsis sp., watercolor, 2013. Artwork © Sendi Issanti.
York Street

Garden & Haven: Botanical Art and Illustration

Opening Summer 2020
Indoor
York Street

In honor of its 40th anniversary, Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration highlights gardens as places of sanctuary and renewal through a special...

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

Alebrije: Xólotl: Dios Perro

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

In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center, Denver Botanic Gardens hosts the monumental sculpture Xólotl: Dios Perro (Xólotl: Dog Deity) by contemporary Mexican artist Oscar...

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

Prima Lingua: First Words of the Earth

Nov. 7, 2020 – Feb. 21, 2021
Indoor
York Street

Aspen-based artist Jody Guralnick explores the intersection of science and art, bringing to light the microscopic and often unnoticed structures of lichens, mushrooms, molds and...

Traveling Exhibits

Vegetable and mason jar painting

V for Vegetables

Available from August 2020
Indoor
V for Vegetables

Explore the victory gardening movement in this traveling exhibit.

Skeleton sculpture

La Calavera Catrina

Available Now
Outdoor
La Calavera Catrina

Experience the rich history and iconography of La Catrina through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures with this traveling exhibit.

Past Exhibits

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painting of a flower
York Street

Synthesis: Paintings by Robin Schaefer

July 15, 2008 - August 29, 2008
Indoor
York Street

Robin Schaefer is a Denver native who uses traditional oil painting techniques to execute work that is complex and alluring, exposing luminous and vivid details...

people looking at urban-style painting
York Street

Urban Nature

April 19, 2008 - November 30, 2008
Outdoor
York Street

The Gardens invited street-style artists to create surprising connections between built and natural environments with paintings from more than a dozen street-style artists, all of...

image of man holding saxophone
York Street

City Rhythms: New Paintings by Darrell Anderson

April 19, 2008 - June 29, 2008
Indoor
York Street

Denver artist Darrell Anderson captures the unstoppable, inventive spirit of music and the arts when complemented by the pulse of the city. Original paintings addressed...

Stone sculpture
York Street

Chapungu: Custom & Legend, A Culture in Stone

July 11, 2007 - February 29, 2008
Outdoor
York Street

Featured were 60 stone sculptures from contemporary Zimbabwean artists. Chapungu honors ancestral stories from the collective reality of Shona culture: family, social commentary and the...

living bronze statue
York Street

Living Bronze: Sculptures by Robert Wick

April 20, 2006 - October 31, 2006
Outdoor
York Street

Twenty-six bronze sculptures by Robert Wick inhabited the Gardens. Living plants inserted into cavities within these organic works resulted in “living art” inspired by the...

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