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NEW BLOOM: Industrial Nature by Michelle Stitzlein
Mar 24, 2019
Desert Botanical Garden presents sculpture created with found materials from the imagination of artist Michelle Stitzlein. The impressive, large-scale works promote recycling through transforming simple objects into dynamic, natural forms.
Spring Butterfly Exhibit
Mar 24, 2019
Hundreds of butterflies native to the Southwest are waiting to greet you at the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Learn more about the butterfly life cycle in our caterpillar nursery, and don’t miss butterflies emerging from their chrysalis.
Oct 26 - Nov 7, 2018
Ofrenda features 12 altars, or offerings, created by local artists in celebration of Día de los Muertos.
Mighty Monarchs and the Plant Protectors
Sep 29 - Nov 18, 2018
Monarch butterflies and their friends return to the Garden’s Fall Butterfly Exhibit.
Jun Kaneko Sculpture at Desert Botanical Garden
Oct 13, 2017 - May 13, 2018
Bold, monumental sculptures of Japanese American artist Jun Kaneko were located throughout the Garden trails. Kaneko’s colorfully glazed ceramic and bronze forms were beautifully set in the rich backdrop of the Garden’s desert flora. Kaneko’s imaginative color palettes, whimsical Tanukis and iconic Dango forms made for an enjoyable experience for guests of all ages.
David T. Kessler: Translucence
Feb 24 - May 7, 2017
Arizona-based artist David T. Kessler’s dynamic waterscape paintings incorporated abstract and realistic imagery. Each piece captured the qualities of refracted light with transparent layers of paint on abraded and polished aluminum. Kessler’s large-scale paintings evoked a romantic response to nature, one that praised the sublime and awe-inspiring vistas.