Discover why The Mile High City is the place to be when it comes to incredible arts and culture.
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place
Feb. 19 – Oct. 22, 2017
Explore contemporary life in the American West through the eyes of 13 Latino artists. The Denver Art Museum presents artwork by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).
Vikings: Beyond the Legend
March 10 – Aug. 13, 2017
Experience a myth-busting exhibition that highlights the complexities of Viking culture. Many of the treasures have never been displayed outside of Scandinavia. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science will also present a supernatural world inhabited by gods and giants.
BACKSTORY: WESTERN AMERICAN ART IN CONTEXT
March 18, 2017 – Feb. 11, 2018
This exhibition, which will be held at History Colorado Center, features 50 pieces from the collections of History Colorado and the Denver Art Museum's Petrie Institute of Western American Art. Come see landscape paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington bronze sculptures, ancestral Puebloan pottery, American Indian artifacts, Civil War relics, saddles, Rockmount clothing and a chuck wagon.
Mummies: New Secrets From the Tombs
Ends 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. 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.
Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance
Ends Feb. 12, 2017
The Denver Art Museum is presenting Denver's first-ever exhibition to illustrate the development of Venice's own distinct Renaissance style from the second half of the 1400s to the early 1500s. The exhibition explores the city's artistic evolution, as it shifted from a center of local significance, to the internationally recognized model of pictorial excellence admired by generations to follow. The exhibition features about 45 significant works, including important loans from Venice's Gallerie dell'Accademia, which houses one of the greatest collections of Venetian Renaissance art in the world.
RYAN MCGINLEY: THE KIDS WERE ALRIGHT
Ends April 20, 2017
In the days before Instagram, photographers like Ryan McGinley documented the world around them with the help of the now-iconic Polaroid camera. In The Kids Were Alright, hosted at MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, McGinley shares a collection of Polaroid photos from his life in New York in the late 90s and early aughts — a powerful portrait of his generation.
Wall Writers: Graffiti in Its Innocence
Ends May 7, 2017
This exhibition, on display at MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, explores graffiti's early roots in the turmoil of the late 1960s and early '70s and traces its slow transition from art of the street to fine art. Wall Writers, based on the 2016 documentary of the same name, takes a close look at graffiti's place on the wall and, critically, at its place in the culture of the time. See an impressive array of materials — the high school notebooks artists, spray paint advertisements, first-person accounts, photographs and fascinating documentation.
Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s-90s
Ends May 28, 2017
Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s-90s, focuses on how Japanese designers started a "fashion revolution" in Paris during the 1980s and 1990s. The exhibition at the Denver Art Museum features 70 looks by powerhouse Japanese fashion designers Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Kansai Yamamoto, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons and Junya Watanabe, whose impact on the field still resonates today.
Ends June 4, 2017
Soon after World War II, the center of the avant-garde shifted from Europe to the United States when the first American-grown modern art movement known as abstract expressionism was born. In this presentation of abstract works at the Denver Art Museum, you'll see how artists, including Robert Motherwell, Betty Parsons and Joan Mitchell, used loose brushwork and emphasized surface rather than depth on the canvas. A selection of works on paper also comprise this exhibition and show how artists, including Deborah Remington and Lee Krasner, capture the quiet intimacy of direct, informal drawing.