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NATURA OBSCURA

Ends Dec. 29, 2019
Step inside a surrealist, dreamlike forest that combines art, sculpture and the latest in virtual, augmented and digital technologies. Designed and produced by the Museum of Outdoor Arts in Englewood and featuring more than 30 Colorado-based artists and creatives.

ONE FELL SWOOP 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 stickwork installations remain on view until they naturally fall apart, some lasting for years! See it at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

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.

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. See it at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

STILL: ELEMENTAL

Ends Jan. 12, 2020
This exhibit at the Clyfford Still Museum explores Still's work in relation to the five perennial elements of Greek philosophy: earth, water, air, fire and æther. Like nature itself, Still's often large-scale, colorful abstract work is intended to be transcendent, experiential and to impact viewers on an intrinsic, emotional level.

COLORADO ABSTRACT +10: A HISTORY & A SURVEY

Ends Jan. 12, 2020
Kirkland Museum presents an exhibition of two and three-dimensional artworks created by the artists featured in the watershed book Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture, by Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz Chandler, tracing the history and development of this artistic style in Colorado. 

ALTAR'D CONTINUUM

Ends Feb. 1, 2020
Altar'd Continuum juxtaposes contemporary artists alongside religious ofrendas, retablos and other iconography from the Museo de las Americas’ collections to illustrate the altar’s inherent transcendence of time and space.

CLAUDE MONET: THE TRUTH OF NATURE

Ends 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.

FRANCESCA WOODMAN: PORTRAIT OF A REPUTATION

Ends Apr. 5, 2020
Featuring more than 40 vintage prints, as well as notes, letters, postcards and other ephemera related to the artist's burgeoning career, this MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver exhibition details American artist Francesca Woodman's creative coming-of-age during the years 1975–79. 

TERESA HUBBARD/ALEXANDER BIRCHLER: FLORA

Ends Apr. 5, 2020
This exhibition at MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver brings to light work by a previously unknown American artist, Flora Mayo. 

THE LIGHT SHOW

Ends 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. 

EYES ON: ANTHONY MCCALL

Ends May 31, 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.

TREASURES OF BRITISH ART

Ends July 12, 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. 

SHANTELL MARTIN: WORDS AND LINES

Ends 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.

WRITTEN ON THE LAND: UTE VOICES, UTE HISTORY 

Ends Sept. 2, 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

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.

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

Oct. 20, 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.

 

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