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Mañanitas Program Student Art Showcase

Tuesday, November 17, 2015Sunday, January 3, 2016.

The Mañanitas Program Student Art Showcase highlights work from students at Alsup Elementary, Academia Ana Maria Sandoval, Ashley Elementary, and Goldrick Elementary.

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The Paint Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Occurs every day , except November 26, 2015 and December 25, 2015. Next occurs on Monday, November 30, 2015.

Find creative inspiration in our hands-on artmaking space. Try out art materials and experiment with techniques. On weekends, watch demonstrations by local artists from noon to 3 pm.

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Creatives-in-Residence: Warm Cookies of the Revolution

Friday, September 25, 2015Sunday, January 3, 2016.

See what happens when local creatives take over a space in the DAM and design participatory activities for visitors.

For their residency, Warm Cookies of the Revolution, a civic health club, have designed an interactive place that encourages people to vote everyday with the decisions they make.

Flex your civic muscles in artist-designed voting booths!

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Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal

Saturday, October 24, 2015Sunday, January 31, 2016.

The Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal will have public hours when he will engage with visitors in his studio on level 3 of the North Building on select dates in November, December, and January.

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Online Shop Savings

Thursday, November 26, 2015Monday, November 30, 2015.

Visit the Denver Art Museum's online shop through Monday, November 30, to save 10% on your purchase and get free domestic shipping on all items available at Use promo code: SAVE10

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All That Glistens

A Century of Japanese Lacquer

Sunday, November 18, 2012Sunday, January 3, 2016.

The 30 artworks in this exhibition reveal the versatility of lacquer as a medium used by Japanese artists to create containers, trays, plaques, braziers, and screens of enduring beauty.

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Depth & Detail

Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea

Sunday, August 25, 2013Sunday, January 3, 2016.

The intricate decoration of the items on view includes religious imagery as well as people, animals, birds, insects, plants, and landscapes that tell stories or have symbolic meaning.

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Mark Wallinger


Sunday, February 15, 2015Sunday, January 3, 2016.

Angel is a video that explores the theme of religion and features Wallinger playing Blind Faith, his sightless alter ego. The artist is seen repeatedly reciting—backwards—the first five verses of St. John's Gospel from the King James version of the Bible. The spectator is asked to consider religious belief in a realm beyond the visible.

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Gunther Gerzso

A Mexican Master

Thursday, June 25, 2015Sunday, January 3, 2016.

In partnership with Museo de las Americas, we celebrate the Mexican modernist master Gunther Gerzso (1915−2000). The Denver Art Museum highlights some of the artist's extraordinary paintings from 1960−1981 while the Museo offers a rich selection of his works on paper in Gunther Gerzso: A Mexican Master.

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Super Indian

Fritz Scholder, 1967–1980

Sunday, October 4, 2015Sunday, January 17, 2016.

A groundbreaking exhibition of more than 40 rarely seen, monumental paintings and lithographs by the renowned twentieth-century artist. Though he was influenced by abstract expressionists including Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline, as well as painters Francis Bacon, Francisco de Goya, and Paul Gauguin, Fritz Scholder’s work was purely his own. His art reveals the raw reality of being an American Indian.

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Andrew and Jamie in the Studio

Sunday, November 8, 2015Sunday, February 7, 2016.

The Denver Art Museum presents a groundbreaking exhibition exploring the art of Andrew Wyeth and his son Jamie. Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio is organized by the Denver Art Museum and will feature more than 100 works created in a variety of media, including pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, dry brush, tempera, oil, and mixed media.

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Canaletto Masterwork Restored

Saturday, February 16, 2013Sunday, February 28, 2016.

Following nearly one year of conservation treatment, an Italian masterwork discovered in the Denver Art Museum storage is on view. Since spring 2012, we have been writing updates about behind-the-scenes discoveries and decisions related to the restoration.

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Creative Crossroads

The Art of Tapestry

Sunday, May 31, 2015Sunday, March 6, 2016.

See more than 20 tapestry-woven wall hangings, rugs, furniture covers, and garments from Europe, Turkey, China, Peru, Mexico, and the American Southwest.

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Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua

Sunday, May 17, 2015Sunday, April 10, 2016.

New York-based artist Francisco Alvarado-Juárez has transformed the Precourt Discovery Hall into a whimsical environment for family audiences using recycled paper from thousands of grocery paper bags, painted and cut by hand. Created in collaboration with local community groups, the seaweed-like bags camouflage paintings of insects—partially hidden by the protruding bags—creating another opportunity for discovery as visitors move through the space.

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Showing Off

Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions

Sunday, May 17, 2015Sunday, April 17, 2016.

Gifts, promised gifts, and works that the museum purchased over the last seven years are the focus of our next rotation in the modern and contemporary galleries.

The collection is the principal artery of a museum. It’s here where the idea for the next big show might be sparked, where artists and amateurs alike find their inspiration and a museum shapes its identity. Especially in modern and contemporary art, a continuous and strategically growing collection becomes the showcase of our time. It reflects who and where we are now and tells future generations about us.

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Revolt 1680/2180

Virgil Ortiz

Sunday, May 17, 2015Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Virgil Ortiz is an internationally renowned ceramicist, fashion designer, and graphic artist from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. He uses contemporary art to blend historic events with futuristic elements. Set against Ortiz’s graphic murals, this exhibition features 31 clay figures and invites visitors to immerse themselves in a storyline that Ortiz created that begins with the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. This is the first exhibition of his work to visually tell the whole story.

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Kenneth Josephson

Encounters with the Universe

Sunday, October 11, 2015Sunday, May 8, 2016.

An early and influential conceptual photographer, Kenneth Josephson makes photographs of found and constructed visual puzzles that demonstrate his alert and often humorous way of encountering the world at large.

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Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America

Sunday, December 7, 2014Sunday, November 27, 2016.

During the Spanish Colonial period in Latin America (1521–1850), precious gold and silver were crafted into elegant jewelry then embellished with emeralds from Colombia, coral from Mexico, and pearls from Venezuela. Wanting to demonstrate their wealth and status, people were painted wearing their finest dress and elaborate jewelry.

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Cubism & After

Sunday, January 26, 2014Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Cubism was the most revolutionary and influential movement of the twentieth century. After Renaissance artists perfected the device of perspective, a painting was thought of as a window into the world. But cubist painters understood that canvases themselves were painted objects. They also rejected the idea that an object rendered with traditional perspective was any more “real” than an abstraction of that object on the flat surface.

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Herbert Bayer: 1938–1974

New York and Aspen Paintings

Sunday, April 26, 2015Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Celebrated for his multidisciplinary approach to art and design, Herbert Bayer called painting "the continuous link connecting all the facets of my work." The paintings presented in the exhibition give us a window into the personal side of this versatile artist.

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Strong Statements

Wednesday, June 10, 2015Friday, June 30, 2017.

Strong Statements features six thought-provoking works, each by a contemporary native artist. The work of Melanie Yazzie, David P. Bradley, Harry Fonseca, James Luna, Jesse Cooday, and Judith Lowry challenges stereotypes and explores issues that affect American Indians including corruption and violence in the casino industry, racism, addiction, and questions of identity.

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Printed and Painted

The Art of Bark Cloth

Sunday, August 31, 2014Sunday, August 27, 2017.

This reinstallation of the Joan & George Anderman Gallery of Oceanic Art offers a glimpse at the variety of creative design and ingenious construction possible through the unique medium of bark cloth (or tapa) used across the Pacific. Techniques and styles for decorating vary from island group to island group. Painted, printed, and beaten patterns decorate supple and sometimes expansive bark cloths. Elaborate masks made with tapa stretch over rigid stick or cane frames.

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