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.
PROCESS AND PRINT
TBA–Apr. 5, 2020
Celebrate the March 2020 Month of Printmaking (Mo'Print) at the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Founded in 2013, Mo'Print features a selection of prints by Colorado and regional artists from the Kirkland's permanent collection, including original printing blocks and plates, study drawings and printing equipment.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND PIXAR
TBA–Apr. 5, 2020
Take a look into the Pixar process and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
EXTREME SPORTS: BEYOND HUMAN LIMITS
TBA–Apr. 12, 2020
Learn about the psychology of extreme athletes and the science behind some of the riskier sports such as wingsuit flying, ice and rock climbing, free diving and much more at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
THE EARLY YEARS: CLYFFORD STILL IN CANADA, 1920–33
TBA–Apr. 26, 2020
Situated in the Clyfford Still Museum's first three galleries, this exhibition illustrates the early development of Still’s artistry in two distinctive geographic settings: Bow Island and Killam, Alberta.
TBA–May 24, 2020
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.
EYES ON: ANTHONY MCCALL
TBA–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.
RAUSCHENBERG: REFLECTIONS AND RUMINATIONS
TBA–June 13, 2020
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.
TREASURES OF BRITISH ART
TBA–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.
THE LIGHT SHOW
TBA–Nov. 29, 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.
SHANTELL MARTIN: WORDS AND LINES
TBA–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
TBA–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.
AFTER THE ASTEROID: EARTH’S COMEBACK STORY
TBA–Feb. 11, 2022
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.
NATURAL FORCES: WINSLOW HOMER AND FREDERIC REMINGTON
Apr. 1–June 7, 2020
Born a generation apart, Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington succeeded in capturing the American spirit during an era of growing industrialization and the closing of the Western frontier. Explore the connections between the artistic themes and techniques used by these acclaimed American artists at Denver Art Museum.
Apr. 17–May 22, 2020
Come celebrate the best in contemporary tabletop clay. delecTABLE is the Art Students League of Denver's biennial tabletop ceramics exhibition and features works by ceramic artists from across the nation.
Apr. 24–Aug. 30, 2020
This exhibit at MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will feature a selection of paintings, sculptures, videos and installations from throughout Ward's career that illustrate his status as one of the most influential sculptors working today.
May 1–Aug. 30, 2020
The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art’s summer exhibition explores the design of some of the museum's Deco objects, most of which have never been on view before. The objects are organized by four themes: vanity, jazz, vice and speed. Through these themes, visitors can explore the societal influences and advances in technology that shaped the design of useful objects.
URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: THE CONTOUR OF FEELING
May 1–Sept. 20, 2020
The Contour of Feeling is Ursula von Rydingsvard's first solo exhibition in Denver and the inaugural art exhibition in Denver Botanic Gardens' new Freyer – Newman Center. The artist is renowned for her towering cedar-and-bronze outdoor sculptures, but his exhibition provides a unique, indoor opportunity to experience a large collection of her sculptures and works on paper.
May 2–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.
NUMBERS IN NATURE: A MIRROR MAZE
May 15–Aug. 30, 2020
This unique, immersive experience at Denver Museum of Nature & Science is all about math — but it's hardly by the numbers. The exhibition beautifully illustrates how patterns surround us in nature. Guests learn to spot patterns in music, art, architecture and even their own bodies. The centerpiece is a giant mirror maze — a sea of triangular chambers that feel as if you’ve stepped into a kaleidoscope.
REVISIÓN: ART IN THE AMERICAS
June 1–Dec. 31, 2020
This collection features a selection of nearly 180 objects from the Denver Art Museum's ancient American and Latin American art collections, hailed as one of the best in the country. It will tell a visually compelling narrative about the formation of the Americas from 100 B.C. to today and it is the first exhibition to open in the newly renovated Martin Building.
June 6–Dec. 30, 2020
Design shapes our lives in fundamental ways — but what shapes design? This series of thematic installations at Denver Art Museum illustrates the abundance and versatility of approaches to design.
June 19, 2020–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.
July 17–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!
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.