Art Collections

Art Collections

Denver Botanic Gardens collects art to inspire, educate and connect people with the natural world. Largely botanical in nature, the art collection contains a variety of media, including engravings, drawings and paintings. In addition, garden spaces are complemented year-round by sculpture from the permanent collection. Discover highlights below.

Works within the permanent collection may be made available for research purposes; email exhibits@botanicgardens.org to request an appointment.

Dale Chihuly, Colorado, glass, 2014. Purchased with funds provided by Robert and Judi Newman, The R.C. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, and John and Ginny Freyer. © 2021 Chihuly Studio / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Colorado

Dale Chihuly, glass, 2014. Purchased with funds provided by Robert and Judi Newman, The R.C. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, and John and Ginny Freyer. © 2021 Chihuly Studio / ARS, New York.

Nicholas Kadzungura, So Proud of My Children, stone, 2002. Gift of Antoinette Tadolini and family.
So Proud of My Children

Nicholas Kadzungura, stone, 2002, Gift of Antoinette Tandolini and family. 

Peter Henderson, lithograph print, ca. 1800. Gift of Nancy Mitchell in honor of her late husband John C. Mitchell II.
The White Lily with Variegated Leaves

Peter Henderson, lithograph print, ca. 1800. Gift of Nancy Mitchell in honor of her late husband John C. Mitchell II.

Pierre Joseph Redouté, engraving, ca. 1813. Gift of Dr. Emil J. Massa.
Pancratium maritimum

Pierre Joseph Redouté, engraving, ca. 1813. Gift of Dr. Emil J. Massa.

Koichi Kawana, ink, ca. 1965.
Japanese Teahouse

Koichi Kawana, ink, ca. 1965.

Emma Armstrong Ervin, Aug. 26, Navajo Mt., from Colorado Wildflowers series, pencil and watercolor on paper, 1914-1934, gift of the artist.
Aug. 26, Navajo Mt.

Emma Armstrong Ervin, from Colorado Wildflowers series, pencil and watercolor on paper, 1914-1934, gift of the artist.

Niki Goulandris, Paeonia from Leukas, from Peonies of Greece by William T, Stearn and P.H. Davies, lithograph, 1984, gift of A.G. Andrikopoulos.
Paeonia from Leukas

Niki Goulandris, from Peonies of Greece by William T, Stearn and P.H. Davies, lithograph, 1984, gift of A.G. Andrikopoulos.

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