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Museum Updates

Denver's arts scene is shining brighter than ever with some key openings and reopenings. Denver Art Museum recently celebrated the reopening of the Martin Building (formerly known as the North Building). First opened in 1971, the building was designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti and Denver-based James Sudler Associates. The building has been fully renovated with expanded gallery space, plus stunning views of the city skyline and Rocky Mountains. The building showcases Asian art, Indigenous arts of North America, Northwest Coast and Alaska Native, European and American art before 1900, Latin American and art of the ancient Americas, photography, textile art and fashion, and Western American art collections.

And for a truly unforgettable experience for all ages, check out Meow Wolf Denver's Convergence Station, the Santa Fe, New Mexico-based arts and entertainment company’s new permanent installation. Discover immersive, mind-bending art across the four alien worlds of C Street, Eemia, Ossuary and Numina. Uncover the secrets within. Inside the bustling multiverse transit station known as Convergence Station lies HELLOFOOD, an oasis of combined culinary cultures serving QDOT for 2,500 years and counting! Here, visitors can recharge from their cosmic exploration, and find sustenance in tasty treats and bold brews from local vendors.

Blockbuster Exhibitions

Georgia O’Keeffe: Photographer

WHEN: Thru Nov. 6, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Georgia O’Keeffe: Photographer brings a trove of newly identified photographs by the groundbreaking artist to Colorado in an exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) with the collaboration of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. The presentation reveals a new aspect of the modernist artist’s career through nearly 100 photographs.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Inside the Walls

WHEN: Thru Jan. 8, 2023
WHERE: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

The exhibition will explore the relationship between Wright’s architecture and decorative art. Wright believed in the concept of “a total work of art,” with the accessories and furnishings of a building complementing the architecture to create a unified whole.

This Month

The Center on Colfax Open Art Studio’s Exhibition

WHEN: Thru Dec. 24, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

The Center on Colfax opened in 1976 and has grown to become the largest LGBTQ community center in the Rocky Mountain region. The Open Art Studio launched in 2010, providing a safe space for individuals to come together to connect and create. This exhibit is a product of the Center's participants, talents, hopes, dreams, pain, tears, fears, love and more.

By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

A series of thematic installations drawn primarily from the architecture and design collection, this exhibition illustrates the abundance and versatility of approaches to design. How does it come into being? Who creates it and for what purpose? What trends inspire it? And how does it serve society?

Fantastic Brush: Twentieth-Century Chinese Ink Art from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection

WHEN: Thru Dec. 30, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

The 23 ink paintings featured in this exhibit showcase some of the most important artists in twentieth-century China, including Zhang Daqian, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, Wu Changshuo and Wu Guanzhong. The collection includes examples by teachers and students, friends and colleagues. The artists come from very different backgrounds: some traveled to Europe to study Western art, some went to Japan to study Japanese art and Western art as filtered through Japanese experience, and others never went abroad. Nevertheless, all were well versed in traditional Chinese ink art.

Gio Ponti: Designer of a Thousand Talents

WHEN: Thru Jan. 1, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Gio Ponti was one of the most inventive Italian architects and designers of his time. For more than 60 years, Ponti’s exuberant approach found expression in public and private commissions from buildings, interiors and furniture to glass, ceramics and flatware, influencing international design for more than 50 years. 

Disruption

WHEN: Thru Jan. 23, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection presents about 50 artworks including paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media works, and several artworks never before displayed at the museum. This outstanding collection features many works by noted North American and international contemporary artists including Kent Monkman, Yang Shaobin, Zhang Dali, Elmgreen and Dragset, Agustina Woodgate, Glenn Ligon, and Jenny Saville.

You Select: A Community-Curated Exhibition

WHEN: Thru Feb. 12, 2023
WHERE: Clyfford Still Museum

In the culminating exhibition of the Clyfford Still Museum's tenth anniversary year, You Select: A Community-Curated Exhibition hands the curatorial reins to art lovers from the surrounding Denver community and beyond. This exhibit is designed to foster far-reaching engagement and appreciation of Clyfford Still’s art and artistic legacy.

Other People's Pictures

WHEN: Thru Feb. 26, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This exhibition of more than 70 photographic works from a collection donated to the DAM in 2018 by Robert and Kerstin Adams explores the reciprocal relationships among artists and their creative exchange of objects. It also examines the themes of collecting, the pleasure of looking, and how diverse points of view interact to shape perspectives.

Memory Mirror

WHEN: Thru March 5, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Lares Feliciano's Memory Mirror is an immersive installation that invites visitors to explore their relationship with memory through animation, dioramas and interactive storytelling. Designed to evoke the memory of a relative's living room, this exhibition will transform the museum's Precourt Family Discovery Hall into a surreal domestic den that is both familiar and fantastic.

Who Tells a Tale Adds a Tail: Latin America and Contemporary Art

WHEN: Thru March 5, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This exhibit features mostly site-specific, commissioned artworks by emerging artists in dialogue with the unique architecture of the DAM's Hamilton Building. The 19 participating millennial-generation artists from countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico have developed work that creates new worlds and realities, inviting spectators to engage in narratives through a multitude of media: painting, sculpture, installation, textile, video, sound, digital and performance art.

Coming Soon

Seeing Red: Botanical Art & Illustration

WHEN: Oct. 1, 2022–Jan. 1, 2023
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Featuring work by students and faculty of Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration, Seeing Red spotlights the vibrant shades of red found in plants and fungi. From peppers to hibiscus and apples to poinsettias, red is found throughout the natural world. Works in a variety of media feature red flowers, foliage, fungi, fruits and vegetables.

Sammy Lee: Taking Root

WHEN: Oct. 1, 2022–Feb. 5, 2023
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Artist Sammy Lee explores the immigrant experience through cast paper sculptures of food and flora. Using traditional Korean paper-making techniques, she transforms mulberry paper into trees, fungi and table settings. Exploring traditions surrounding food and home, Lee’s works give form to the ways in which we’re anchored by friends and family and examine what it means to take root in a new and unfamiliar culture. Sammy Lee is based in Denver and was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea.

Abundant Future: Cultivating Diversity in Garden, Farm and Field

WHEN: Oct. 8, 2022–Jan. 15, 2023
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Featuring 40 original botanical illustrations, this exhibition highlights the history and importance of biological diversity in cultivated plants grown for clothing, healing and — most of all — for food. The subjects of these works were discovered on international travels, picked up at the farmer’s market or harvested from the artists’ gardens. The works illustrate the artistry of plant breeding, the challenges of maintaining genetic diversity in domesticated crops, and the potential for rejuvenation found in heirloom and ancient plant revival.

Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks

WHEN: Oct. 16, 2022–Jan. 22, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This unique presentation of medieval, renaissance, and baroque paintings, sculptures, and other objects from the Southern Netherlands includes masterpieces by, among many others, Hans Memling, Jan Gossaert, Jan and Catharina van Hemessen, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, and Anthony van Dyck.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

WHEN: Oct. 21, 2022–Jan. 22, 2023
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS)

With objects and artifacts, the exhibition explores the causes and forces that sparked the space race, a decades-long rivalry between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

Unseen Oceans

WHEN: Nov. 18, 2022–April 9, 2023
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

With modern robotics and satellite monitoring, scientists are revealing the unseen habitats of the oceans’ most mysterious animals and mapping remote areas in unprecedented detail. See the exhibition at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. 

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