Exhibitions

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A Place in the Sun
  Fracture
Exhibition

Fracture

Cubism & After

On View through March 20, 2016

Temporarily closed for exhibition installations in adjacent galleries. Cubist paintings were based on things in the visible world. Yet they often showed objects fractured, or broken, as if seen from more than one point of view at once. This rotation includes 14 paintings, ranging from Nature Morte (1914) by Pablo Picasso, to Roy Lichtenstein’s The Violin (1976).

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Showing Off
Exhibition

Showing Off

Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions

On View through April 3, 2016

Gifts, promised gifts, and works that the museum purchased over the last seven years are the focus of this rotation in the modern and contemporary galleries. Showing Off highlights, among others, works by Nick Cave, James Drake, Leonardo Drew, Eric Fischl, Al Held, Ben Jackel, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Agnes Martin, John McEnroe, Amy Metier, Julian Opie, Nam June Paik, Shinique Smith, Stacey Steers, Mark Wallinger.

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Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua
Exhibition

Aqua-Terra / Terra-Aqua

On View through April 10, 2016

New York-based artist Francisco Alvarado-Juárez, in collaboration with local community groups, has transformed the Precourt Discovery Hall into a whimsical environment with paintings, video projections, and ambient sounds from nature. Visitors can create images to contribute to the piece.

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Case Work
Exhibition

Case Work

Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil / Allied Works Architecture

On View through April 17, 2016

Case Work: Studies in Form, Space & Construction by Brad Cloepfil/Allied Works Architecture is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore artworks created during the firm's investigative process, which is at the heart of its practice.

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  Revolt 1680/2180
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Revolt 1680/2180

Virgil Ortiz

On View through May 1, 2016

Virgil Ortiz, a renowned artist from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, 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.

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Kenneth Josephson
Exhibition

Kenneth Josephson

Encounters with the Universe

On View through 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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Standing Still
Exhibition

Standing Still

Photographs by Danny Singer

On View through May 22, 2016

This exhibition offers eleven views of small towns on the North American prairie. Singer photographed the kinds of places most travelers overlook in their rush to get from one city to the next. The result is a series of what Singer calls “paper movies” that evoke the feeling of driving slowly down Main Street, taking things in a little at a time.

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  Creative Crossroads
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Creative Crossroads

The Art of Tapestry

On View through August 7, 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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  All That Glistens
Exhibition

All That Glistens

A Century of Japanese Lacquer

On View through September 7, 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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Glitterati
Exhibition

Glitterati

Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America

On View through 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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Grand Gestures
Exhibition

Grand Gestures

Dance, Drama, Masquerade

On View through December 11, 2016

Pre-Columbian art is full of human and supernatural figures in dramatic poses. This installation of 29 objects presents a cross-cultural selection of works from the DAM's extensive collection.

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Canaletto Masterwork Restored
Exhibition

Canaletto Masterwork Restored

On View through January 1, 2017

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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Depth & Detail
Exhibition

Depth & Detail

Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea

On View through January 15, 2017

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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  Herbert Bayer: 1938–1974
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Herbert Bayer: 1938–1974

New York and Aspen Paintings

On View through 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
Exhibition

Strong Statements

On View through June 30, 2017

Strong Statements features six thought-provoking works, each by a contemporary native artist. The works challenge 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
Exhibition

Printed and Painted

The Art of Bark Cloth

On View through 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.

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