Past Exhibitions

  • Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Works
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    Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Works

    Jun 22, 2014–Nov 2, 2014

    “Upon first glance, viewers might think Daniel’s works are photographs because of their stunningly realistic elements. However, the longer we look at one of his paintings, the more we become aware that they are anything but a part of our world. We encounter Sprick’s paintings not so much as statements, but more as experiences, whereby we engage deeply with his creativity.”

    - Timothy J. Standring, exhibition curator and Gates Foundation Curator at the DAM More

  • Herbert Bayer: Berlin Graphics 1928–1938
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    Herbert Bayer: Berlin Graphics 1928–1938

    Nov 10, 2013–Oct 19, 2014

    Herbert Bayer spent an artistically fruitful decade in Berlin following his tenure at the Bauhaus. His graphic designs of the time are characterized by inventive integration of typography, photomontage, and graphics. Born of Bayer’s multidisciplinary method, these designs appear fresh, even today. More

  • At the Mirror: Reflections of Japan in 20th Century Prints
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    At the Mirror: Reflections of Japan in 20th Century Prints

    Jul 6, 2014–Sep 21, 2014

    These prints reveal the changing styles and art movements developed by Japanese printmakers during a 100-year period. The variety of styles reflects the changing appearance of Japan as it embraced modern technology but continued to respect its cultural past. Though woodblock printing has been around for centuries, in the twentieth century, artists played with new subjects and topics that were relevant to a contemporary audience. More

  • Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective
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    Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective

    Jul 13, 2014–Sep 14, 2014

    “[One of] 15 international summer art exhibitions you should definitely see.” The Huffington Post

    "This show promises to be one of the greatest art events of the summer." Michael Paglia, art ltd. magazine

    Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective features the work of painter Tom Wesselmann, who is widely regarded as one of the leading figures of American pop art. More

  • Summer is...
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    Summer is...

    Jun 17, 2014–Sep 7, 2014

    Summer is… brings the allure of a Colorado summer staple—campfires—to downtown Denver. Made from beetle-kill pine, recycled camping rope, and other recycled materials, these urban campfires offer the perfect place for rest and relaxation. Visitor-submitted story tags create a canopy of leaves, making Martin Plaza a great spot to enjoy the season.

    Story tags and pens are provided on the plaza. More

  • Summer in 3-D
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    Summer in 3-D

    May 30, 2014–Aug 31, 2014

    From pop art and paintings to bronze sculptures and hands-on fun, there’s something for everyone this summer. More

  • The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925
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    The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925

    May 11, 2014–Aug 31, 2014

    The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, showcases sculptures by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Paul Manship, and more than 20 other artists. More

  • Verano en 3-D
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    Verano en 3-D

    May 30, 2014–Aug 31, 2014

    Mayo 30, 2014 – Agosto 31, 2014

    En todo el complejo del museo — Incluido con la admisión general

    Desde las pinturas pop hasta las esculturas en bronce y divertidas manualidades, hay algo para todos este verano. More

  • The Roath Collection
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    The Roath Collection

    Dec 23, 2011–Jul 27, 2014

    The Roath Collection includes more than 100 works ranging in date from the 1870s to the 1970s with a focus on art of the American Southwest. With iconic works from nearly every artist associated with the Taos Society of Artists, this collection is one of the best groups of Western American art in private hands. The collection also includes major works by Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington and Henry Farny, to name a few. The museum has selected 65 works that will be displayed in the permanent galleries for Western American art. More

  • Epic: Joseph Stashkevetch Drawings
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    Epic: Joseph Stashkevetch Drawings

    Nov 17, 2013–Jul 13, 2014

    Epic in size, epic in content, Joseph Stashkevetch’s drawings assault one’s senses by their obsessive detail, incredible size, and links to civilizations past and present. The disintegrating towers in Ask the Dust might poke our recognition of a past life where civilization thrived, but look again and we might see it as an imaginary place influenced by an amalgamation of former cultures. In the seven lifelike drawings that comprise this exhibition, the artist critiques the questionable conclusion that modern times are an improvement from the past. More

  • Modern Masters
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    Modern Masters

    20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
    Mar 2, 2014–Jun 8, 2014

    “These are some of the most important works of art to have ever been shown in Colorado. Do not miss this show.” – Michael Paglia, Westword More

  • Rebranded
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    Rebranded

    Polish Film Posters for the American Western
    Feb 16, 2014–Jun 1, 2014

    Shane, The Misfits, Tom Horn, and Oklahoma! The DAM shows how these movies and other iconic westerns were reinterpreted by Polish artists in Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western. More

  • Seen in Passing
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    Seen in Passing

    Photographs by Chuck Forsman
    Nov 17, 2013–May 25, 2014

    “Some people think they have to go to exotic places or the far ends of the earth to find excitement. I’ve always liked the idea of finding interest at home; just walking around the block can be an experience.” – Chuck Forsman More

  • Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook: Recent Video Works
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    Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook: Recent Video Works

    Dec 22, 2013–May 18, 2014

    Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand. For the last 25 years she has been regarded as one of the leading video artists from Southeast Asia. The installation will include a selection of video projects from her Village and Elsewhere Series (2011) and The Two Planet Series (2008). More

  • Nick Cave: Second Skin
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    Nick Cave: Second Skin

    Jun 9, 2013–Apr 27, 2014

    In conjunction with Nick Cave: Sojourn, contemporary artist Nick Cave transformed Precourt Discovery Hall into a whimsical, interactive environment for family visitors. Come play and watch as Cave’s Soundsuits spring to life through movement and dance. Then decorate the figures in the installation with colorful felt shapes and animals to complete the artist’s imaginative creations.

    Second Skin is included with general admission. More

  • Cover Story
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    Cover Story

    May 19, 2013–Apr 27, 2014

    Featured in the inaugural show for the new textile art galleries, the objects in Cover Story mirror the diverse geographical areas and range of textiles found in the Denver Art Museum's permanent collection. More

  • Nature as Muse
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    Nature as Muse

    Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum
    Feb 12, 2014–Mar 23, 2014

    Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum was part of the exhibition Passport to Paris. It features the Impressionist masterworks that Denver-based philanthropist Frederic C. More

  • Focus: Robert Motherwell
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    Focus: Robert Motherwell

    Sep 30, 2011–Mar 9, 2014

    To coincide with the opening of the much-anticipated Clyfford Still Museum, the department of modern and contemporary art will present a selection of paintings and drawings from its collection of some 20 works by abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell. This extraordinary collection spans the artist’s career from 1944 to 1990 and includes masterpieces such as the artist’s last Elegy to the Spanish Republic.

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  • Passport to Paris
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    Passport to Paris

    Oct 27, 2013–Feb 9, 2014

    Update: Passport to Paris is sold out. Nature as Muse, the Impressionist landscapes exhibition that is part of Passport to Paris, will reopen at general admission pricing Feb. 12–March 23. Thank you for your interest! More

  • Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum
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    Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum

    Oct 27, 2013–Feb 9, 2014

    Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.

    It features 50 masterpieces from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Masters such as Nicolas Poussin, François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet will be among those represented. More

  • Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection
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    Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection

    Oct 27, 2013–Feb 9, 2014

    Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.

    Inspired by the drawings cabinets of gentlemen and connoisseurs, this exhibition will offer a space where visitors can get close to artworks, the intimate nature of which invites contemplation and close-up viewing. Curator Angelica Daneo notes the special immediacy of a work-on-paper where little separates the viewer from the direct hand of the artist. More

  • Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation
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    Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation

    Sep 27, 2013–Jan 19, 2014

    Fifteen of Thomas Moran’s chromolithographs (multicolor prints) as well as watercolors, drawings, and oil paintings will be on view at the DAM in an exhibition titled Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation. More

  • Cuppetelli & Mendoza: Transposition
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    Cuppetelli & Mendoza: Transposition

    May 19, 2013–Dec 1, 2013

    A collaboration between artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, Cuppetelli and Mendoza: Transposition is a site-specific installation that explores the intersection between traditional craft and digital technology. The artwork consists of elastic ropes that are illuminated by software driven video projections. More