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

NOW SHOWING 

THE WESTERN: AN EPIC IN ART AND FILM

Ends Sept. 10, 2017
The Denver Art Museum will soon unveil the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles, race relations and gun violence—offering a visual journey that is more than cowboys and American Indians, pursuits and duels, or bandits and barroom brawls.

CALDER: MONUMENTAL

Ends Sept. 24, 2017
Using shapes that resonate with the natural world, American artist Alexander Calder's lively, large-scale steel sculptures interact with the surrounding landscape of Denver Botanic Gardens in an energetic exploration of forms, volumes and voids.

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place

Ends Oct. 22, 2017
Explore contemporary life in the American West through the eyes of 13 Latino artists. The Denver Art Museum presents artwork by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).

BACKSTORY: WESTERN AMERICAN ART IN CONTEXT

Ends Feb. 11, 2018
This exhibition, which will be held at History Colorado Center, features 50 pieces from the collections of History Colorado and the Denver Art Museum's Petrie Institute of Western American Art. Come see landscape paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington bronze sculptures, ancestral Puebloan pottery, American Indian artifacts, Civil War relics, saddles, Rockmount clothing and a chuck wagon.

COMING SOON

Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism​

Oct. 22, 2017–Jan. 14, 2018
The late 1800s were still a restrictive time for women, including female artists. The Denver Art Museum's Her Paris showcases more than 80 paintings by nearly 40 women artists from across Europe and America who moved to Paris to pursue their artistic ambitions despite the societal challenges. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

BIENNIAL OF THE AMERICAS

Sept. 12–16, 2017 
This week-long event occurs every two years in Denver and brings together artists, innovators, students, business leaders and elected officials from more than 20 countries in the Americas for a festival of ideas, arts and culture.​ Art lovers won't want to miss the opening reception of Know-how at The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver on Sept. 13, which highlights artists from Guadalajara, Mexico.

DENVER ARTS WEEK

Nov. 3–11, 2017 
Denver Arts Week — an annual celebration of The Mile High City's creative culture — takes place in museums, art galleries, theaters and concert halls across seven neighborhood art districts. It also includes the popular Free Night At The Museums, where several of the city's greatest museums stay open late and waive their usual fees, including the Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Art Museum, Molly Brown House Museum and more. 

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