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

NOTE: Due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19), some events may be canceled. Please check directly with the venus for the latest status. 

Blockbuster Exhibitions 

NATURE CONNECTS, ART WITH LEGO BRICKS

Thru Nov. 1, 2020
For more LEGO fun, head to Denver Zoo! Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks features more than 15 life-size and larger-than-life plant and animal sculptures made entirely of LEGO bricks by artist Sean Kenney. The sculptures took Sean and his team months to create and used nearly a million LEGO bricks!

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

Oct. 25, 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.

THE ART OF THE BRICK

Thru Jan. 24, 2021
Contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya's original artworks and reimagined versions of famous masterpieces made from LEGO® bricks will wow you when it comes to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science this summer. The exhibit also showcases a collection of LEGO-infused, hyper-realistic photography from Sawaya's innovative collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. Guests of all ages will be able to put their own ingenuity to work in an area filled with LEGO bricks.

NOW SHOWING

I5OLATION

Thru Sept. 25, 2020
This exhibition is an opportunity for viewers to experience female artists' creative responses to the coronavirus pandemic. See it at fooLPRoof contemporary art — gallery.

RHYTHM AND RITUAL: MUSIC OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS

Thru Oct. 17, 2020
This unique exhibit is a hybrid of in-person museum experiences and digital engagement opportunities. See it at Museo de las Americas.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN QUILT MUSEUM 30TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

Thru Oct. 17, 2020
This exhibit at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden showcases decades of exquisite quilts — both hand-stitched and machine-stitched — from traditional to modern and art quilts. 

PHANTOM CANYON: A DIGITAL CIRCUIT

Thru Oct. 18, 2020
Journey along the circuit of balconies, landings, and stairs within the atrium of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building to discover the 15 digital artworks that make up Phantom Canyon: A Digital Circuit.

LA MISIÓN: HECHO DE TIERRA Y ESPÍRTU

Thru Oct. 23, 2020
Featuring around twenty unique pieces of art dating from the 17th Century to the present, La Misión at Museo de las Americas explores the narrative of the peoples living in the Rio Grande River Valley and the visual language unique to the colonial artwork of New Mexico. For an immersive experience, the gallery has been made reminiscent of a mission church interior to provide context for the many Santos, retablos and other artworks in the exhibit.

EYES ON: ANTHONY MCCALL

Thru Nov. 29, 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.

THE LIGHT SHOW

Thru March 7, 2021
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. 

PASSING THROUGH BY SCOTTIE BURGESS

Thru Nov. 30, 2020
This large, site-specific installation by local artist Scottie Burgess consists of multiple wooden rectangular forms that trace the ever-changing Republic Plaza silhouette experienced through its viewer’s fluid perspective, creating a dynamic arrangement that references time, the building and the lives that traverse through its spaces.

TREASURES OF BRITISH ART

Thru Dec. 6, 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. 

AFTER THE ASTEROID: EARTH’S COMEBACK STORY 

Thru Dec. 31, 2020
A new trove of remarkably preserved fossils found by paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science near Colorado Springs paints a vivid picture of how Earth recovered after the devastating asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. See some of the very best fossils from the site at a brand-new bilingual pop-up exhibit to bring the discovery to life.

PRISMAJIC

Thru Jan. 3, 2021
In this 1,200-square-foot pop-up installation, you'll follow Shiki, a spiritual yeti guide and leader of the Spirits of the Forest. The immersive experience explores the dreams of this wise spirit in a multi-sensory experience of stunning creativity. See it at 2219 E. 21st Ave., right next to City Park.

HECHO EN COLORADO

Thur Jan. 10, 2021
See historically significant paintings, sculptures, textiles and writings from Colorado's Chicano/Mexican American community, including prominent figures like Carlota EspinoZa, Carlos Fresquez and David Ocelotl García, as well as selections from up-and-coming artists. Hecho en Colorado (Made in Colorado) at History Colorado Center honors the artistic achievements of a community whose impact continues to shape Colorado culture.

SHANTELL MARTIN: WORDS AND LINES

Thru 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.

WOMEN BEHAVING BADLY

Thru Feb. 28, 2021
In works combining watercolor with historical photography, news clippings and text, Denver-based artist Adri Norris highlights women who've made history. See it at History Colorado Center.

RAUSCHENBERG: REFLECTIONS AND RUMINATIONS

Thru Mar. 20, 2021
This exhibition at the Museum of Outdoor Arts showcases Robert Rauschenberg’s original works spanning from 1962 to 2008 and features more than 50 original artworks by the American Master, making this the largest collection of Rauschenberg’s artworks ever displayed in Colorado.

WRITTEN ON THE LAND: UTE VOICES, UTE HISTORY 

Thru Sept. 2, 2021
The Ute are Colorado's longest continuous residents. In Written on the Land at History Colorado Center, you'll journey to the places they call home and hear their stories, told in their own voices through art, photography and video.

FORTY YEARS ON THE ’FAX

Thru Dec. 31, 2021
Take a nostalgic ride down Colfax, with stops at the quirky and memorable places that gave the street its worldwide reputation. See it at History Colorado Center.

NIGHT LIGHTS DENVER

Night Lights Denver features rotating content designed by local artists and the community and projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday through Saturday evening.

COMING SOON

CITIZENSHIP: A PRACTICE OF SOCIETY

Opening Oct. 2, 2020
MCA Denver presents  a survey of politically engaged art made since 2016. In response to political events and the current climate, as well as recent art world trends, the exhibition posits art making as a critical civic act.

DENVER ARTS WEEK(END)

Nov. 6–8, 2020
Arts and culture takes center stage in Denver during Denver Arts Week(end). Check out the virtual and in-person events and deals from museums, galleries, dance troupes and more!

SENGA NENGUDI: TOPOLOGIES

Opening Dec. 13, 2020
This collection, on view at the Denver Art Museum, is composed of more than 70 abstract and conceptual artworks by the internationally recognized artist, a prominent figure of the 1970s Black American avant-garde and Black Arts Movement.

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