“Emergence” by Candyce Garrett. Photo by Janice Tucker

Visual Art at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Art and gardens. The pairing dates back millennia. Each year, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden partners with artists across the nation to bring sculpture and visual art to the Garden.

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“Dancing Eagle” by Allan Houser. Photo by Brian Koehl.

Past Exhibitions

Gardens Gone Wild – Sculpture by Dan Ostermiller

May 26, 2018 – May 12, 2019

This exhibition featured whimsical animals cast in bronze.

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Photo by Raymond Haddad

Wilderness Acts III

September 1-October 28, 2018

Presented in partnership with Axle Contemporary, Wilderness Acts featured sculpture and poetry installations by 13 artists at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve.

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Conception, Abstraction, Reduction: Artwork of Dan, Arlo and Michael Namingha

June 10, 2017 – May 13, 2018

This exhibition featured powerful sculptures that reflect the Hopi/ Tewa culture of the Namingha family.

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Visual Poetry: Bill Barrett Sculpture

June 1, 2016 – May 14, 2017

The featured works resulted from contrasting inspirations including the 9/11 attacks, the panoply of human emotions, and nature’s richness.

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The Power of Place

May 15, 2015 – May 1, 2016

Featured artists included Bill Barrett, Kevin Box, Doug Coffin, David Destefano, Tammy Garcia, Phillip Haosouz, Allan Houser, Estella Loretto, Frank Morbillo, Arlo Namingha, Dan Namingha, Michael Naranjo, Bill Prokopiof, David Pearson, and Roxanne Swentzell.

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Morphing Nature

November 14, 2014 – April 26, 2015

Students from the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design created site-specific sculptures made from recovered plant materials.

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Origami in the Garden

April 25-October 25, 2014

Large-scale outdoor sculpture exhibition created by Santa Fe artist Kevin Box.

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Birds in the Garden

December 4, 2013 – May 31, 2014

Porcelain birds with cobalt images and text silk-screened and fired onto them, investigating aspects of humanity, specifically around war and peace by Christy Hengst.

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