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

NOTE: Due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19), some events may be canceled. Please check directly with the venus for the latest status. 

Blockbuster Exhibitions 

BEER HERE! BREWING THE NEW WEST

Thru Aug. 2, 2020
Whether you're an avid homebrewer or just someone who loves to cheers over a cold beer, you won't want to miss History Colorado's newest exhibit. Explore Colorado's hoppy history, from gold rush saloons to Prohibition to today's craft-beer craze.

NORMAN ROCKWELL: IMAGINING FREEDOM

Thru Sept. 7, 2020
Renowned illustrator Norman Rockwell was one of the many artists of the 1940s who advanced the idea of freedom in his work in an effort to help persuade Americans to support the war effort. This exhibition at Denver Art Museum showcases the artist's depictions of everyday war-era domestic and community life.

NATURE CONNECTS, ART WITH LEGO BRICKS

July 17–Nov. 1, 2020
For more LEGO fun, head to Denver Zoo! Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks features more than 15 life-size and larger-than-life plant and animal sculptures made entirely of LEGO bricks by artist Sean Kenney. The sculptures took Sean and his team months to create and used nearly a million LEGO bricks!

FRIDA KAHLO, DIEGO RIVERA, AND MEXICAN MODERNISM: FROM THE JACQUES AND NATASHA GELMAN COLLECTION

Oct. 25, 2020–Jan. 17, 2021
This exhibition at Denver Art Museum explores the Mexican modernism movement and the emergence of national identity and creative spirit after the Mexican Revolution. It features more than 150 paintings and photographs by internationally celebrated artists like Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Lola Alvarez Bravo, María Izquierdo, Gunther Gerzso, Carlos Mérida and others.

THE ART OF THE BRICK

Thru Jan. 24, 2021
Contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya's original artworks and reimagined versions of famous masterpieces made from LEGO® bricks will wow you when it comes to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science this summer. The exhibit also showcases a collection of LEGO-infused, hyper-realistic photography from Sawaya's innovative collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. Guests of all ages will be able to put their own ingenuity to work in an area filled with LEGO bricks.

NOW SHOWING

BELIEVE IT OR NOT - STEPHANIE KUHNE

Thru July 5, 2020
Art is a reflection of one's personal experience, culture and vision. Sculptor Stephanie Kuhne's whimsical work tells stories of personal inspiration and exploration through the use of silver, metal, glass, resin, wood and other mixed-media materials. See it at Core New Art Space in Lakewood.

LEGACY - DARLENE KUHNE

Thru July 5, 2020
This retrospective exhibit features work where color is manipulated through layering, splattering, dripping and squeezing wet and dry pigments. Kuhne’s acrylic and mixed media paintings show how she was always changing and evolving. See it at Core New Art Space in Lakewood.

PATHWAYS WITH CYNCIE WINTER, KRISTY SMITH, AND JAMES C. JONES

Thru July 11, 2020
SYNC Gallery presents Pathways with James C. Jones, Kristy K. Smith and Cyncie Winter. 

SLOWER NOW

Thru July 12, 2020 
Laura McCracken creates visually complex compositions that urge the viewer to slow down and savor the artwork. Laura's personal journey towards building a more mindful life is seen in the spiritual, organic nature of her new work. See it at Next Gallery in Lakewood.

THINGS ARE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU THOUGHT

Thru July 12, 2020
Chris Bullock lived and studied for two years at a Chinese university in the city of Jinan. During his time there, he created artwork using materials from junk markets. This show will show many of the pieces he created there, as well as some photography of the area. See it at Next Gallery in Lakewood.

POWER & FRAGILITY

Thru Aug. 1, 2020
The artists in this group exhibition draw their inspiration from the organic world around them as well as their internal atmospheres, creating works that focus on environmental patterns, rhythms, colors and forms. See it at Walker Fine Art.

THE JOHN DENVER EXPERIENCE

Thru Aug. 16, 2020
Explore more than 12,000 square feet of rejuvenating whimsy in the immersive environs of the John Denver Experience at History Colorado Center, an ode to the boundless joy and creative spirit of an immortal songwriter, performer, environmentalist and humanitarian.

LAVENDER MIST: GAY MEN IN CONTEMPORARY ART IN COLORADO

Thru Aug. 30, 2020
Gay men have often played an outsized role throughout the history of art, which is reflected in Colorado's contemporary art scene, now and in the recent past. This exhibit at McNichols Civic Center Building zeroes-in on some of the state's most significant contemporary artists who also happen to be gay.

QUEER CITY OF THE PLAINS: AN ARTISTIC LOOK AT DENVER’S LGBTQ+ HISTORY

Thru Aug. 30, 2020
Explore current and past narratives of Denver's LGBTQ+ communities through art, sculptural installations, interactive video and innovative local programming. The exhibition at McNichols Civic Center Building blends important milestones in Denver's LGBTQ+ culture with contemporary art-making, focusing on a diversity of queer identities, while drawing on histories of struggle for self-determination to help us imagine a more inclusive future.

NATURAL FORCES: WINSLOW HOMER AND FREDERIC REMINGTON

Thru Sept. 7, 2020
Born a generation apart, Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington succeeded in capturing the American spirit during an era of growing industrialization and the closing of the Western frontier. Explore the connections between the artistic themes and techniques used by these acclaimed American artists at Denver Art Museum.

GAME CHANGERS: 100 YEARS OF NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL

Thru Sept. 15, 2020
Game Changers at History Colorado Center highlights broader social transformations from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Era through the lens of America's favorite pastime.

PRISMAJIC

Thru Sept. 27, 2020
In this 1,200-square-foot pop-up installation, you'll follow Shiki, a spiritual yeti guide and leader of the Spirits of the Forest. The immersive experience explores the dreams of this wise spirit in a multi-sensory experience of stunning creativity. See it at 2219 E. 21st Ave., right next to City Park.

RHYTHM AND RITUAL: MUSIC OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS

Thru Oct. 17, 2020
This unique exhibit is a hybrid of in-person museum experiences and digital engagement opportunities. See it at Museo de las Americas.

PHANTOM CANYON: A DIGITAL CIRCUIT

Thru Oct. 18, 2020
Journey along the circuit of balconies, landings, and stairs within the atrium of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building to discover the 15 digital artworks that make up Phantom Canyon: A Digital Circuit.

EYES ON: ANTHONY MCCALL

Thru Nov. 29, 2020
Between 1972 and 1974, London-born, New York-based artist Anthony McCall recorded a suite of seven fire performances. Landscape for Fire presents five performers dressed in white walking a precisely choreographed pattern across an airfield in North Weald, England, igniting small fires. Shifting configurations of light and dark unfold across a thirty-six-point grid, as the field of grass becomes a meadow of light. See it at Denver Art Museum.

THE LIGHT SHOW

Thru Nov. 29, 2020
The Light Show at Denver Art Museum features more than 200 objects drawn from the museum's nine curatorial departments that explore both physical and symbolic representations of light in art. 

PASSING THROUGH BY SCOTTIE BURGESS

Thru Nov. 30, 2020
This large, site-specific installation by local artist Scottie Burgess consists of multiple wooden rectangular forms that trace the ever-changing Republic Plaza silhouette experienced through its viewer’s fluid perspective, creating a dynamic arrangement that references time, the building and the lives that traverse through its spaces.

TREASURES OF BRITISH ART

Thru Dec. 6, 2020
Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection features more than 60 paintings by masters such as Anthony van Dyck, Adriaen van Diest, John Singer Sargent and Thomas Hudson, gifted to the Denver Art Museum by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. 

AFTER THE ASTEROID: EARTH’S COMEBACK STORY 

Thru Dec. 31, 2020
A new trove of remarkably preserved fossils found by paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science near Colorado Springs paints a vivid picture of how Earth recovered after the devastating asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. See some of the very best fossils from the site at a brand-new bilingual pop-up exhibit to bring the discovery to life.

SHANTELL MARTIN: WORDS AND LINES

Thru Jan. 31, 2021
London-born, New York-based contemporary artist Shantell Martin has collaborated with iconic brands and artists from Puma and Nike to Max Mara and Kendrick Lamar. This interactive multimedia installation at Denver Art Museum features Martin’s signature black and white drawings that explore intersectionality, identity and play.

RAUSCHENBERG: REFLECTIONS AND RUMINATIONS

Thru Mar. 20, 2021
This exhibition at the Museum of Outdoor Arts showcases Robert Rauschenberg’s original works spanning from 1962 to 2008 and features more than 50 original artworks by the American Master, making this the largest collection of Rauschenberg’s artworks ever displayed in Colorado.

WRITTEN ON THE LAND: UTE VOICES, UTE HISTORY 

Thru Sept. 2, 2021
The Ute are Colorado's longest continuous residents. In Written on the Land at History Colorado Center, you'll journey to the places they call home and hear their stories, told in their own voices through art, photography and video.

FORTY YEARS ON THE ’FAX

Thru Dec. 21, 2021
Take a nostalgic ride down Colfax, with stops at the quirky and memorable places that gave the street its worldwide reputation. See it at History Colorado Center.

NIGHT LIGHTS DENVER

Night Lights Denver features rotating content designed by local artists and the community and projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday through Saturday evening.

COMING SOON

NARI WARD: WE THE PEOPLE

July 1–Sept. 20, 2020
This exhibit at MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will feature a selection of paintings, sculptures, videos and installations from throughout Ward's career that illustrate his status as one of the most influential sculptors working today.

I5OLATION

July 1–Sept. 25, 2020
This exhibition is an opportunity for viewers to experience female artists' creative responses to the coronavirus pandemic. See it at fooLPRoof contemporary art — gallery.

ARTISTS GABE LEONARD, PAUL B. LOTZ, MICHAEL SUMMERS IN PERSON

July 3–5, 2020
Head to Fascination St. Fine Art to welcome artists Gabe Leonard, Paul B. Lotz, and Michael Summers! All artists will be sharing live artwork demonstrations, meeting with collectors and offering dedications on purchased artwork.

REVISIÓN: ART IN THE AMERICAS

TBA
This collection features a selection of nearly 180 objects from the Denver Art Museum's ancient American and Latin American art collections, hailed as one of the best in the country. It will tell a visually compelling narrative about the formation of the Americas from 100 B.C. to today and it is the first exhibition to open in the newly renovated Martin Building.

BY DESIGN: STORIES AND IDEAS BEHIND OBJECTS

TBA
Design shapes our lives in fundamental ways — but what shapes design? This series of thematic installations at Denver Art Museum illustrates the abundance and versatility of approaches to design. 

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