Star WarsTM and the Power of Costume

Nov. 13, 2016-April 2, 2017 
Take a journey deep into the Star WarsTM universe and explore the artistry of the world's most recognized cinematic costumes. From Queen Amidala's lavish gowns to Darth Vader's commanding black armor, see original wardrobes from all seven films of the saga as the Denver Art Museum brings you Star WarsTM and the Power of Costume.

Clyfford Still: The Works on Paper

Ends Jan. 15, 2017
This is the first exhibition ever devoted exclusively to Clyfford Still's graphic art. Take a look at some 240 works and related programs at the Clyfford Still Museum that reveal the centrality of drawing within Still's lifelong creative process and challenge prevailing assumptions about Still's place in art history.  

Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea

Ends 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

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.

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.