Current Exhibitions

  • Marie Bracquemond, Three Women with Parasols (Trois femmes aux ombrelles [Les trois graces]),
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    Her Paris

    Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
    On View through January 14, 2018

    See remarkable works created by women in Paris from 1850 to 1900, a time of great social, cultural, and artistic change. More

  • Frank Mechau, Wild Horses (one of six panels), 1936. Tempera paint on plywood; 45-3/4 x 102 in. Denver Art Museum: gift of Mrs. Frank Mechau, 1972.27F.
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    Stampede

    Animals in Art
    On View through May 19, 2019

    See how animals have captivated artists throughout history in the exhibition Stampede: Animals in Art. This cross-departmental exhibition brings together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art throughout centuries and across cultures. More

  • Canaletto Masterwork Restored
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    Canaletto Masterwork Restored

    On View through November 19, 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

  • Depth & Detail
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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

  • Cristóbal de Villalpando, The Virgin of Valvanera, about 1710, Mexico, oil paint on canvas. Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer, 2008.832.
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    Revealing a Mexican Masterpiece

    The Virgin of Valvanera
    On View through February 18, 2018

    This exhibition showcases a painting from the DAM's Spanish Colonial art collection attributed to Cristóbal de Villalpando. This large-scale oil painting made in colonial Mexico around 1700 recently underwent conservation funded by a grant from Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project. More

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

  • Image of sandstone Ganesha statue
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    Ganesha

    The Playful Protector
    On View through October 28, 2018

    Ganesha: The Playful Protector is developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, which is loaning a statue of Ganesha created in the 600s to 700s that is the centerpiece of the exhibition. More

  • View of a section of the installation Past the Tangled Present by Jaime Molina
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    Past the Tangled Present

    On View through October 28, 2018

    This interactive and immersive installation by Denver artist Jaime Molina was born of imagination and the joy of discovery. Step into a different world where the paintings on the wall flow into 3-D objects that Molina created for the space. More