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Botanic Gardens Art Showcase

Updated: Apr 22


Photo by Arno Smit on Unsplash
Photo by Arno Smit on Unsplash.

As the weather here in Colorado begins to gradually warm up, the Denver Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend an afternoon exploring. The Denver Botanic Gardens is a public space located in Cheesman Park. The 23-acre park contains a conservatory, a variety of theme gardens and a sunken amphitheater, which hosts various concerts in the summer. Also, they feature events throughout different times of the year. For example, the Botanic Gardens is currently featuring an innovative exhibition of contemporary artworks called Seeing the Invisible. Continue reading for more information about this fun event.


Augmented Realty At the Denver Botanic Gardens


The artworks in the Seeing the Invisible exhibit are virtual. Virtual artwork give artists the ability to create things beyond the normal boundaries of what is possible with physical artworks. Though virtual art is a more recent medium for artists, the subject matter of this exhibition harken back to nature, environment, sustainability. This juxtaposition of the natural and digital worlds set the stage for some truly amazing pieces of art. The exhibit is co-curated by Hadas Maor and Tal Michael Haring, both of which have made names for themselves in this form of artistic expression. Seeing the invisible will be available at the Denver Botanic Gardens until August included with general admission to the gardens.


The augmented reality exhibition features new works by many from all over the world. These include Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, John Gerrard, Ori Gersht, Mohammed Kazem and Sigalit Landau. In order to get the full interactive experience of this event, you'll have to download the Seeing the Invisible app. The app is available for iPhone and Android in the App Store and Google Play. Seeing the Invisible is organized by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and Outset Contemporary Art Fund and is much larger than just the Denver Botanic Gardens. In fact, this display can be visited twelve gardens across six countries. The project has been made possible in partnership with The Jerusalem Foundation.

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