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Oct 26 - Nov 7, 2018
Ofrenda features 12 altars, or offerings, created by local artists in celebration of Día de los Muertos.
Oct 12, 2018 – May 12, 2019
See desert, light and sound unite in a mesmerizing display like never before, where cactus and desert become a living canvas.
Mighty Monarchs and the Plant Protectors
Sep 29 - Nov 18, 2018
Monarch butterflies and their friends return to the Garden’s Fall Butterfly Exhibit.
Untamed: Wild Compositions by Frank Gonzales
Sep. 21, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019
Vibrant paintings by Arizona-based artist Frank Gonzales explore pollinators and natural elements from the Sonoran Desert.
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.