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Mayme Kratz Exhibit at Desert Botanical Garden

Mayme Kratz: The Breathing Room

Nov 24, 2007 - May 20, 2008

A living art installation of plants and flowers by Arizona artist Mayme Kratz. The spring blooming exhibition invited visitors to connect with the wonder and beauty of desert gardens. Dynamic creations of organic material suspended in resin were on display in Ottosen Gallery.

Patrick Dougherty: Childhood Dreams

Feb 1, 2007 - Aug 20, 2008

World-renowned artist Patrick Dougherty transformed hundreds of willow branches into magnificent whirling, animated sculptures on the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail. The environmental sculpture installations were interactive and designed to ignite a childlike imagination in each viewer.

Manolo Valdes: Sculpture in the Garden

Jan 22 - May 28, 2006

This exhibition featured life-size bronze sculptures throughout the Garden by one of Spain’s foremost living contemporary artists, Manolo Valdés. Valdés’ work is exhibited around the world, and Desert Botanical Garden was the premiere West Coast venue for his monumental sculpture.

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Upcoming Exhibits

Wild Rising by Cracking Art

Now - Nov. 18, 2020

The Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic.

Cactus Clubhouse

Now - Sept. 30, 2020

CACTUS CLUBHOUSE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

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