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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

Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs

WHEN: Thru Sept. 5, 2022
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science 
Experience the spheres of everyday life in one of the most storied and enduring civilizations in human history—the private, public and secret space—through hundreds of artifacts, stunning artwork and engaging interactives for insights into ancient Egypt’s enduring impact on our own modern cultures.

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.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Photographer

WHEN: July 3–Nov. 11, 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.

This Month

Culture of Hair 

WHEN: Thru June 25, 2022
WHERE: Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Hair is a fundamental part of the human body that is fraught with expectations about beauty, identity, age, gender and race. Culture of Hair brings together a diverse group of five women artists whose photographic work explores the multifaceted meanings of hair to gain more understanding on a subject that is at once universal and distinctive.

Seed Vault

WHEN: Thru June 25, 2022
WHERE: K Contemporary

In art and life, there are so many ideas and daydreams to propagate and so little time to actualize. Seed Vault is an imaginary architectural space for the seeds of art and life to germinate or to die on the vine — a subconscious doomsday garden teeming with ladybugs, lush watermelons and fleshy totems of human fertility. Mixed mediums include painting, sculpture, psychedelic epiphanies, neon lights, climate anxiety, NFT's, personal demons, photography, gallery installations, poetry and the existentially distressing passage of time.  

Three Square Meals of Disaffection

WHEN: Thru June 25, 2022
WHERE: K Contemporary

In her debut show in the gallery's Project Space, Mychaelyn Michalec’s colorful hand- and machine-tufted wall rugs offer reflections on feminism, art and motherhood. This exhibition explores the uneasiness of the artist coming out of a domestic coma and re-asserting herself in the art world. It contains two types of work: figurative, personal narratives documenting quotidian family moments as well as text-based work gleaned from found work notes penned by her husband. Michalec mimics her mate’s handwriting with her tufting, viewing the notes as cyphers for their changing relationship.

The Art of Banksy

WHEN: Thru July 10, 2022
WHERE: The Denver Sports Castle

This globally acclaimed showcase features original and authenticated works associated with, arguably, the most intriguing and talked-about artist in modern history.

Evolutions: Looking Back | Moving Forward, & What Did Ming Miss?

WHEN: Thru July 16, 2022
WHERE: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden

The challenge: to have quilters look back at their very first quilt to where they are at this point in the evolution of their quilting. Evolution: defined as growth — a process of continuous change, from lower to higher or from simpler to more complex. Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum challenged the entrants to create their concept of an evolution quilt that represents their transition in the art of quilting. The entrants could interpret evolutions any way they chose — on a personal level, on a global level, or related to changes and growth of their favorite means of creative expression, the quilt.

ReVisión: Art in the Americas

WHEN: Thru July 17, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This thematic presentation will explore land, people and place by linking ancient and contemporary artworks that address political and social issues at the heart of the region’s cultural heritage as well as expand the narrative through voices that include women artists and contemporary voices that speak to the diversity of the Americas.

Malinalli on the Rocks

WHEN: Thru July 23, 2022
WHERE: Museo de las Americas

Malinalli on the Rocks will provide opportunities for Colorado artists to explore and re-discover one of the most enigmatic historical figures of the Americas: La Malinche.

The Family Dog Experience

WHEN: June 27–July 27, 2022
WHERE: Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village

Journey through Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre and discover the poster artwork from The Family Dog, Denver's premier concert venue that launched Denver's rock music scene. Dressing rooms have been created in the style of the legendary bands that played the venue.

Brick & Soul // Armando Geneyro

WHEN: Thru July 30, 2022
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Local photographer Armando Geneyro connects the build environment with the people who shape its meaning. A versatile photographer, Armando specializes in events coverage and photojournalism. His passion for street photography allows him to connect to his subjects and immerse himself in different cultures.

Seeing the Invisible

WHEN: Thru Aug. 1, 2022
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Seeing the Invisible presents virtual works that engage with existing features of the natural landscape. The augmented reality exhibition features new works by international artists including Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, John Gerrard, Ori Gersht, Mohammed Kazem and Sigalit Landau — including several artists’ first works in AR. Beyond the boundaries of what is possible with physical artworks, many of the works created for the exhibition address themes of nature, environment, sustainability and the intersection of the physical world with the digital one.

Collective Nouns: MSU Denver Faculty and Staff Exhibition

WHEN:Thru Aug. 13, 2022
WHERE: 
Metropolitan State University of Denver - Center for Visual Art
Collective Nouns brings together diverse and distinguished artists working across a wide variety of media representing each artist’s unique experiences, influences, and interests. This exhibition offers a peek into the studio art and design practices of MSU Denver’s art faculty and staff, celebrating our vibrant visual art community.  

Tania Candiani: For the Animals

WHEN: Thru Aug. 26, 2022
WHERE: 
MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
This exhibition explores the interrelationships between human, animal and non-biological sounds and the rich and fragile nature of the acoustic fabric around us. This solo exhibition at MCA Denver presents artist Tania Candiani's mesmerizing three-channel video For the Animals, 2020, as well as sculpture, prints and video related to this project. 

Modern Women/Modern Vision: Works from the Bank of America Collection

WHEN: Thru Aug. 28, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Modern Women/Modern Vision: Works from the Bank of America Collection presents more than 100 images by women artists. The traveling exhibition celebrates the bold and dynamic contributions of women to the development and evolution of photography in the 20th century. Diverse in style, tone and subject, these images range from spontaneous to composed, detached to empathetic, monumental to intimate.

Clarissa Tossin: Falling From Earth

WHEN: Thru Aug. 28, 2022
WHERE: 
MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Clarissa Tossin’s MCA Denver solo exhibition presents recent and newly commissioned artworks that explore the causes and effects of rising temperatures on Earth and humankind's rapidly evolving aspirations to explore territories on the Moon and Mars. Looking at our climate crisis through the lens of 21st century Space exploration, Tossin draws connections between signs of environmental distress on our planet and the projected future of the Earth's outer atmosphere and beyond. 

Guadalupe Maravilla: Purring Monsters with Mirrors on Their Backs

WHEN: Thru Aug. 28, 2022
WHERE: 
MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Guadalupe Maravilla is a transdisciplinary artist, healer and activist, born in San Salvador, El Salvador, who utilizes his practice as a forum for collective healing. Anchored by the integration of his autobiographical experiences with issues of migration, displacement and illness, Maravilla’s work centers communities that have historically been marginalized. Maravilla uses art to shed light on the collective traumas of undocumented immigrants and cancer survivors and empowers them with the tools to assist with their process of healing.

Distortions Monster World

WHEN: Thru Sept. 4, 2022
WHERE: Denver Pavilions

Ready to get up close and personal with the things that go bump in the night? Come to Distortions Monster World (if you dare), where surprises will greet you around every corner on an out-of-this-world interactive adventure. This series of cinematic environments featuring immersive installations and infamous creatures and characters will truly transport you to another place!

The FRIENDS™ Experience

WHEN: Thru Sept. 4, 2022
WHERE: Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Fans of the "Friends" TV show shouldn't miss this interactive experience, featuring 12 nostalgia-packed rooms filled with original props and costumes, set re-creations, a retail store and more! Fans will have the opportunity to explore the show’s history, re-create favorite moments and learn behind-the-scenes information.

Earth Illuminated: Dark Mode

WHEN: Thru Sept. 5, 2022
WHERE: Denver Pavilions

Earth Illuminated is an immersive experience where the natural world and digital media merge to take you on an ethereal journey. Wander through a 13,000-square-foot space showcasing our planet's beauty from air, land and sea. Explore a series of immersive environments and large-scale interactive art installations that change the way you experience art and nature.

Fashion Designs of Carla Fernández

WHEN: Thru Sept. 5, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum
This is the first exhibition to fully explore the career of Mexican artist and fashion designer Carla Fernández, founder of the eponymous fashion brand. The acclaimed Mexico City-based fashion brand Carla Fernández (established in 2000) is a couture house that aims to bring new meaning to the luxury world as an agent of social and ethical change and innovation.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

WHEN: Thru Sept. 5, 2022
WHERE: National Western Center
This immersive 20,000-square-foot experience is based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history. Visitors will walk through the world-famous “Jurassic World” gates, encounter life-sized dinosaurs and explore richly themed environments. Get an up-close look at a Velociraptor, stand in awe under a towering Brachiosaurus and encounter the most fearsome of them all, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. 

The Dr. Seuss Experience

WHEN: Thru Sept. 5, 2022
WHERE: Centennial Promenade
The Dr. Seuss Experience is an imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss! This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes each guest on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different Dr. Seuss books, allowing each visitor a chance to magically step into the pages of each of the books.

Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Collection at the Worcester Art Museum

WHEN: Thru Sept. 5, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum
Age of Armor examines the historical context of armor and the pragmatic functions it served, as well as the ideological sentiments about armor throughout time, from the Middle Ages into the modern era. The exhibition will feature more than 80 objects from the Higgins Collection, supplemented by several pieces from the DAM’s own collections. These works will encourage visitors to consider how the legacy of armor and the cultural meanings it reflects have endured through time, influencing modern artwork, and, in some cases, challenging traditional histories and ideals.

Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City

WHEN: Thru Sept. 6, 2022
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Tour this time-traveling exhibition with a captivating expert and see The Mile High City in a whole new light! Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City explores the growth, urban development and architecture of Denver from 1860 to today. Throughout 3,000 interactive square feet, the exhibition reveals how civic leaders, designers and residents have steadily worked to bring their own visions for Denver to life.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling

WHEN: Thru Sept. 11, 2022
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

This is an ambitious celebration of one of the most influential sculptors working today! Von Rydingsvard is renowned for her towering cedar and bronze public outdoor sculptures; this exhibition provides a unique, indoor opportunity to experience a large collection of cedar sculptures and works on paper. Additionally, one outdoor sculpture made of resin will be presented. 

Verse: The Art of the Future

WHEN: Thru Sept. 15, 2022
WHERE: Denver Pavilions
Verse: The Art of the Future is an exhibition featuring augmented reality holograms and artwork. Fully immerse yourself in the people, technology and stories surrounding the NFT world! The experience uses the Microsoft HoloLens 2, a powerful mixed reality headset that allows you to see your surroundings and fellow guests while innovative augmented art comes to life around you.

Mazes & Brain Games

WHEN: Thru Sept. 25, 2022
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS)

Maneuver your way through mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games. Wind through dozens of experiences that inspire exploration and ingenuity. Test your perception to navigate the maze of illusions, run a marathon with your fingers on the finger mazes and become a "webmaster" by climbing through an intricate web of ropes without getting tangled. In Mazes & Brain Games, you’ll conquer puzzling challenges and discover new ways of problem solving around every corner.

Heroine of the Titanic

WHEN: Thru Sept. 25, 2022
WHERE: Molly Brown House Museum
Commemorate 110 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The exhibit brings survivors’ memories of that fateful night to life – including those of Margaret "Molly" Brown. She was not known as “Unsinkable” during her lifetime, but instead as the “Heroine of the Titanic.” Learn about the tragedy through Margaret’s many Titanic interviews including her first one, given when she was still on board the rescue ship.

The Center on Colfax Open Art Studio’s Exhibition

WHEN: June 24–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.

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.
 

Coming Soon

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

WHEN: July 31, 2022–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.

You Select: A Community-Curated Exhibition

WHEN: Aug. 19, 2022–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: Aug. 28, 2022–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.

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.

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