Must See Art
Discover why The Mile High City is the place to be in 2016 when it comes to incredible arts and culture.
Rhythm & Roots: Dance in American Art, July 10-Oct. 2, 2016
See American artwork from the 19th and 20th centuries that chronicle the evolution of dance and its distinct traditions. The traveling exhibit at the Denver Art Museum also includes a multimedia features that capture the motion beyond performance art.
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Stories in Sculpture: Selections from the Walker Art Center Collection, April 29-Oct. 2, 2016
See art and nature coalesce this spring when 13 contemporary masterworks, on loan from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, rise above the gardens in this rare event at Denver Botanic Gardens. Artists in the exhibition include Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, George Segal, Saul Baizerman, Deborah Butterfield, Barry Flanagan and Judith Shea.
Clyfford Still and the San Francisco Scene, 1946-1950, May 20-Oct. 9, 2016
This small exhibition at the Clyfford Still Museum, held in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum's exhibition, Women of Abstract Expressionism, draws particular attention to Clyfford Still's galvanizing role in the San Francisco Bay Area in the aftermath of World War II.
On Desert Time, May 29-Nov. 13, 2016
The Denver Art Museum presents On Desert Time, a collection of photographs by Timothy H. O'Sullivan and William H. Bell, which were made in the American Southwest from 1871 to 1874. The photographers were working on the Wheeler Survey, charged with the task of mapping lands for the development of military posts, transportation corridors and mineral resources in territories ceded to the United States at the end of the Mexican-American War. Within these constraints, the photographers created striking views of the desert region.
Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea, Sept. 24, 2016-Jan. 16, 2017
See 15 giant sculptures of sea life made almost entirely from debris collected from beaches. Developed by the non-profit group The Washed Ashore Project, the exhibit is meant to create awareness about marine debris and plastic pollution though art. The exhibit will be open for the public to enjoy daily, weather pending and will be free with regular admission to the Denver Zoo.
Mummies: New Secrets From the Tombs, Oct. 14, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017
Ancient Egyptian and Peruvian mummies, many of which have never been on public display, come to light at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science come to light for Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs. More than 20 mummies reveal secrets about the burial rites of their respective cultures, plus details about their lives and the societies they lived in. Visitors will enjoying seeing elaborately decorated coffins, sarcophaguses, mummification tools and animal mummies. Plus gain insight into how the latest technologies make it possible to delve further into the distant past.
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs Imax, Oct. 14, 2016-Feb. 9, 2017
Round out your knowledge of mummies at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science with the fascinating cinematic presentation Mummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs Imax. Focusing on Egypt in the time of the pharaohs, the film takes viewers on a historic journey based on forensic evidence and the stories of the researchers and explorers who work to piece together archaeological discoveries and genetic clues from mummies. Showings daily at 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m.
Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.