Discover why The Mile High City is the place to be when it comes to incredible arts and culture.

COMING SOON

KIRKLAND MUSEUM GRAND REOPENING

March 10, 2018
The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is opening its doors to a new building, featuring Vance Kirkland’s 1910-11 studio and art school, after moving from its old location on Bannock Street. The new facility is in the heart of the Golden Triangle Creative District with expanded space to display world-class exhibits in the museum’s trademark salon style.  

DENVER FASHION WEEK

March 18-25, 2018
Denver Fashion Week is the city’s largest fashion showcase, featuring emerging designers, local boutiques, national brands and more. Various runway shows, from designs made of paper to bridal, will celebrate creativity and highlight the latest trends. 

JEFFREY GIBSON - LIKE A HAMMER

May 13-Aug. 12, 2018
The first major exhibition of Jeffrey Gibson’s work will chronicle a pivotal moment in his career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage. About 65 objects created from 2011 to the present will be featured, including figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, and video.

REMBRANDT: PAINTER AS PRINTMAKER

Sept. 16, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019
Denver Art Museum will be the sole venue for Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker, which will showcase more than 100 prints, drawings, and paintings from Rembrandt van Rijn’s career spanning from 1625 to 1665.
 

NOW SHOWING

ON THE STREET WITH BILL CUNNINGHAM

Ends Feb. 24, 2018
The Colorado Photographic Arts Center has partnered with "The New York Times" to present On the Street with Bill Cunningham, an exhibition celebrating the career of iconic fashion photographer Bill Cunningham.

TREE OF TRANSFORMATION

Ends April 15, 2018
This temporary art installation in Civic Center Park, created by Denver-based artists Nick Geurts and Ryan Elmendorf of Yetiweurks, brings art, music and light together in a stunning and interactive display made of steel and wood.

DEGAS: A PASSION FOR PERFECTION

Ends May 20, 2018
Edgar Degas is famous for his paintings and drawings capturing movement, particularly dance, but now you can get a glimpse of his wider artistic output, from 1855 to 1906, that also covers pastels, etchings, monotypes and bronze sculptures. While his well-known pieces will be on display, the exhibition will delve deeper into his long artistic journey where his interest shifted from historical portraits to contemporary life. 

ARTHUR JAFA - LOVE IS THE MESSAGE, THE MESSAGE IS DEATH

Ends May 13, 2018
Arthur Jafa’s video at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is a montage of footage sourced primarily from the internet and set to Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam.” It expresses the fraught reality of black life in contemporary America.

DIEGO RODRIGUEZ-WARNER - HONESTLY LYING

Ends May 15, 2018
The first solo museum presentation of work by painter Diego Rodriguez-Warner focuses on the artist’s production from the past five years. It showcases the evolution of his singular style, including four new paintings.

CLEON PETERSON - SHADOW OF MEN

Ends May 27, 2018
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver has dedicated its second floor to the work of Cleon Peterson. Check out his vivid murals, paintings and sculptures.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTION (AT CLYFFORD STILL MUSEUM)

Ends Sept. 9, 2018 
This special presentation features around 50 paintings and 30 works on paper by Clyfford Still, which spans the artist’s 60-year career.

AI WEIWEI: CIRCLE OF ANIMALS/ZODIAC HEADS

Ends Oct. 17, 2018
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 is a year of the Rooster. But with the arrival of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads — the artist's first major public sculpture project — it's also a year of the Dog. And Dragon. And Ox. And Tiger. The twelve bronze animal heads are on display in Civic Center Park for a year.

PAST THE TANGLED PRESENT

Ends Oct. 28, 2018
This interactive and immersive installation by Denver artist Jaime Molina was born of imagination and the joy of discovery. Step into a different world where the paintings on the wall flow into 3-D objects that Molina created for the space. Sit on boxes painted with faces and play in a garden of fabricated cacti.

STAMPEDE: ANIMALS IN ART

Ends May 9, 2019
After visiting Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, animal lovers will want to head to Denver Art Museum for Stampede: Animals in Art, which features more than 300 animal drawings, paintings, sculptures, masks and more from various times and cultures. The exhibit also includes an interactive space where video gamers can learn about the creative process behind the Never Alone video game created by Native North Alaskan storytellers.