Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination

Mar 22, 2015–Jun 28, 2015

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Closed: March 22, 2015–Jun 28, 2015
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Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination focuses on artworks the Spanish artist created during the last two decades of his career (1963-1981). Joan Miró's (pronounced Jwan mr-OH) imagination and creativity extended well into his old age. Later in life, he continued the inventive forms for which he is known and began exploring new materials, including bronze. This exhibition features bronze sculptures–including Woman and Bird (Femme et oiseau)–which have rarely been seen outside of Europe.

An exhibition catalog published by the Seattle Art Museum in collaboration with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and in association with Yale University Press, New Haven, and London will be available in The Shop at the Denver Art Museum and in our online shop.

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination is organized by the Seattle Art Museum and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. It is presented at the Denver Art Museum with the generous support of U.S. Bank, donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.

News & Stories

  • 7 Fun Facts about Miró—See His Artwork by June 28
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    7 Fun Facts about Miró—See His Artwork by June 28

    Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination closes June 28. Don’t miss this chance to see 50 paintings and sculptures that are on loan from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain. Below are a few fun facts we culled in celebration of the exhibition: More

  • Miró's Homage to Picasso
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    Miró's Homage to Picasso

    Joan Miró began painting Woman, Bird, and Star (Homage to Pablo Picasso) in 1966. In 1973, the day Pablo Picasso died, he signed it. In a recent Nooner Tour at the Denver Art Museum, visitors learned that Picasso had been an inspiration and mentor to Miró. How did the two men meet? Through their mothers and cake. More

  • The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults
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    The Benefits of Creativity for Older Adults

    Most people agree that artmaking is good for kids, but being creative is good for adults, too. And, contrary to conventional wisdom, creativity is especially good for older adults, says Tim Carpenter, founder and executive director of EngAGE. Carpenter will give the keynote address at the Denver Art Museum symposium Artful Aging: Through the Lens of Miró on May 7. More