Current Exhibitions

  • Frederic Remington, A Dash for the Timber, oil on canvas, 1889.
    Exhibition

    The Western

    An Epic in Art and Film
    On View through September 10, 2017

    The Western: An Epic in Art and Film is the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film, and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles, race relations, and gun violence—offering a visual journey that is about more than cowboys, bandits, and barroom brawls.

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  • Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasure 4 (performance documentation), 2015. Oil on canvas.
    Exhibition

    Mi Tierra

    Contemporary Artists Explore Place
    On View through October 22, 2017

    Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place features site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. More

  • Printed and Painted
    Exhibition

    Printed and Painted

    The Art of Bark Cloth
    On View through July 23, 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. More

  • Herbert Bayer: 1938–1974
    Exhibition

    Herbert Bayer: 1938–1974

    New York and Aspen Paintings
    On View through July 30, 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. More

  • Martin Maloney, Over Exposed, 1999. Oil paint on canvas.
    Exhibition

    Audacious

    Contemporary Artists Speak Out
    On View through August 6, 2017

    British artist Damien Hirst famously said, “Art survives through its effect on others.” As a leader in the contemporary art world, he, like his peers, considers making art a way to convey ideas about culture, human relationships, the environment, and politics. More

  • Joan Mitchell, Dune, 1970. Oil paint on canvas.
    Exhibition

    Abstract Expressionism

    from the Denver Art Museum
    On View through August 6, 2017

    Soon after World War II, the center of the avant-garde shifted from Europe to the United States when the first American-grown modern art movement—abstract expressionism—was born. More

  • Dan Shaw-Town, Untitled, 2014. Spray enamel, newspaper ink, and graphite on Econolite with steel frame; 72-1/2 × 48-1/2 in. Collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey. © Dan Shaw-Town
    Exhibition

    Word Dance

    Selections from the Collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey
    On View through August 6, 2017

    The artists in Word Dance have all developed a distinctly individual language for drawing that invites viewers into their private world. The works-on-paper from JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey’s collection that have been chosen for this exhibition are all concerned with words, letters or a connection with language. More

  • View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.
    Exhibition

    Tableau

    On View through August 20, 2017

    This installation of larger-than-life immersive illustrations by Hadley Hooper was inspired by theater stage sets. More

  • Canaletto Masterwork Restored
    Exhibition

    Canaletto Masterwork Restored

    On View through October 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. More

  • Melanie Yazzie, My Quilt
    Exhibition

    Strong Statements

    On View through October 15, 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. More

  • Close view of the outdoor installation La Musidora, showing vibrantly colored woven materials.
    Exhibition

    La Musidora

    On View through October 29, 2017

    Take part in this interactive art installation of paired rocking chairs that move in tandem to create music. More

  • Depth & Detail
    Exhibition

    Depth & Detail

    Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea
    On View through November 19, 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. More

  • Glitterati
    Exhibition

    Glitterati

    Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America
    On View through November 19, 2017

    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. More

  • Ruskin Pottery, group of ceramic works
    Exhibition

    Artistry and Craftsmanship

    Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons
    On View through November 19, 2017

    Throughout its 35-year history, Ruskin Pottery produced decorative vessels, tableware, buttons, and plaques intended to be set in silver as jewelry. The pottery was known for hand-thrown ceramic bodies and innovative glazes. More

  • Dancing Maize God Tripod Plate
    Exhibition

    Grand Gestures

    Dance, Drama, Masquerade
    On View through November 19, 2017

    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. More

  • Joris Laarman, Microstructures Adaptation Chair (Long Cell) Prototype, 2014. 3D printed nylon and copper.
    Exhibition

    Unseated

    Contemporary Chairs Reimagined
    On View through November 19, 2017

    These eight works reveal the vast range of materials and processes used by contemporary designers as they challenge our notions of what design can be through the enduring form of the chair. More

  • Fujioka Shūhei (b. 1947), Vase, Japan. Ceramic.
    Exhibition

    From the Fire

    Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
    On View through November 19, 2017

    This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. More

  • Britain's Golden Age
    Exhibition

    Britain's Golden Age

    On View through November 19, 2017

    British art comes into its own in the eighteenth century. For the first time artists born in Britain—Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Richard Wilson, to name a few—set the European standard in portraiture and landscape. Many of their most talented followers are on view in this new installation of paintings from the Berger Collection. More

  • Exterior view of the North Building in the evening at sunset.
    Exhibition

    Then, Now, Next

    Evolution of an Architectural Icon
    On View through February 25, 2018

    Punctuating the DAM's upcoming North Building revitalization project, Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon is an exhibition on the renowned modernist building, its history, and its future. The exhibition will feature historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models, and project renderings to tell the story of the North Building’s evolution. More