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

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AFTEREFFECT: GEORGIA O’KEEFFE AND CONTEMPORARY PAINTING

Ends May 26, 2019
Renowned painter Georgia O'Keeffe's influence is evident in the work of several generations of artists, and this exhibition at MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver brings together a select group of them. 

ANDREW JENSDOTTER: FLAK 

Ends May 26, 2019
In his first solo museum exhibition, Andrew Jensdotter, who completed his MFA at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2014, showcases his unique "carved paintings" at MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. These works are painted in layers over a series of months and then cut to create a variegated field of abstract color. 

BARBARA LOCKETZ—FORM•COLOR•TEXTURE

Ends July 14, 2019
Barbara Locketz studied under Vance Kirkland at the University of Denver and later taught there herself. She works in a variety of mediums, including oil paintings, prints, collages made from paper and metal, acrylic and metal sculpture, textiles and jewelry, and exhibits her art across the American Southwest, New York and Mexico. Now that list also includes the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

JORDAN CASTEEL: RETURNING THE GAZE

Ends Aug. 18, 2019
Denver-born artist Jordan Casteel chooses her subjects by walking around her neighborhood in Harlem, New York, and taking photographs, which she then translates into larger-than-life portraits that reveal individuals and atmospheres that often go unnoticed. See Returning the Gaze at Denver Art Museum.

ESPACIO LIMINAL | LIMINAL SPACE

Ends Aug. 24, 2019
"Liminal space" refers to a transitional or transformative space. In this exhibition at Museo de las Americas, you'll witness how local Latino artists are taking their knowledge of the traditions of the past into this liminal space and transforming them into new cultural interpretations and identities. 

LEONARDO DA VINCI: 500 YEARS OF GENIUS

Ends Aug. 25, 2019
It's been 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, but the Renaissance man's legacy lives on. View dozens of Leonardo’s inventions at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, including an automobile, helicopter, airplane, submarine and military tank; test a Leonardo-inspired catapult; and explore the world's only 360-degree replica of "The Mona Lisa." 

SERIOUS PLAY: DESIGN IN MIDCENTURY AMERICA

Ends Aug. 25, 2019
This unique Denver Art Museum exhibit presents the concept of playfulness in postwar America as a catalyst for creativity and thoughtful design in everything from home furnishings, to children’s toys, to corporate offices. 

WITHOUT BORDERS: ART SÍN FRONTERAS

Ends Sept. 2, 2019
This powerful and timely exhibit at History Colorado Center explores the concepts of home and borders and features artists from southern Colorado, northern New Mexico and beyond. 

THE INCUBATION EFFECT 

Ends Sept. 9, 2019
Stroll through an insect nursery of larger-than-life cocoons and larva sewn by Denver artist Nicole Anona Banowetz. Children and adults alike can also contribute to the life cycle of the nursery by designing their own creature to add to this ever-evolving exhibit at Denver Art Museum.

HUMAN | NATURE: FIGURES FROM THE CRAIG PONZIO SCULPTURE COLLECTION

Ends Sept. 15, 2019
Human | Nature's 18 sculptures depict the expressive capacity of the human form against the backdrop of Denver Botanic Gardens' lush botanical environments. The collection includes both classical and abstract pieces from sculptors across the globe. 

EYES ON: ERIKA HARRSCH

Ends Nov. 17, 2019
This multi-media installation at Denver Art Museum by Mexican-American artist Erika Harrsch is comprised of imagery, music, text and furnishings that reference the circumstances faced by immigrants and refugees subject to the United States DREAM Act. 

EYES ON: JONATHAN SAIZ

Ends Nov. 17, 2019
Artist Jonathan Saiz uses social media to spark conversation about our society's ability to embody a modern utopia: "an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens." His installation #WhatisUtopia at Denver Art Museum is a column covered with 10,000 minuscule drawings, paintings and sculptures, all created to be given away after the end of the exhibition. Follow along on Instagram via @utopia_is_free or using the hashtags #WhatisUtopia or #JonathanSaizatDAM. 

STICKWORK BY PATRICK DOUGHERTY

Ends Dec. 30, 2019
Artist Patrick Dougherty weaves flexible, sustainably harvested saplings into complex and whimsical architectural forms with the help of staff and volunteers. The installations remain on view at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms until they naturally fall apart, some lasting for years! 

BAUHAUS CENTENNIAL

Ends Dec. 31, 2019
The Bauhaus school of art and design in Weimar, Germany, was only open for a few years before the Nazis forced it to close. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this influential art style, the Kirkland Museum is highlighting Bauhaus pieces from its permanent collection, including many not usually on display.

TREASURES OF BRITISH ART

Ends Jan. 5, 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. 

IMAGES FROM THE TRACKS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON

Ends Jan. 5, 2020
One of the foremost photographers to photograph the great American West, William Henry Jackson's images had an immense influence on the public's perception of the American West. A portion of those images were captured here in Colorado as Jackson traveled throughout the west by rail. 

WRITTEN ON THE LAND: UTE VOICES, UTE HISTORY 

Ends Apr. 23, 2021
The Ute are Colorado's longest continuous residents. In History Colorado Center's Written on the Land, you'll journey to the places they call home and hear their stories, told in their own voices through art, photography and video.

COMING SOON

THE LIGHT SHOW

June 2, 2019–May 3, 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. 

CLARK RICHERT IN HYPERSPACE

June 7–Sept. 1, 2019
Clark Richert is one of Colorado's most important artists. This retrospective at MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver explores his decades-long interest in dimensionality. 

CLAUDE MONET: THE TRUTH OF NATURE

Oct. 21, 2019–Feb. 2, 2020
Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature is the most comprehensive exhibition of Monet paintings in the United States in more than two decades, featuring more than 100 paintings spanning Monet's entire career. And it's coming to Denver Art Museum! This exhibit focuses on the renowned impressionist's relationship with nature as he traveled across Europe, including the landscapes of France, the Mediterranean, London, Norway and the Netherlands.

NORMAN ROCKWELL: IMAGINING FREEDOM

May 3–Aug. 23, 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.

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