Past Exhibitions

  • Western Horizons: Landscapes from the Contemporary Realism Collection

    Western Horizons: Landscapes from the Contemporary Realism Collection

    Dec 12, 2010–Dec 4, 2011

    Celebrating nearly 20 years of collecting contemporary western landscapes, Western Horizons features more than 25 paintings that demonstrate the American West’s enduring influence on artists.

    "Landscapes continue to inspire artists today much as they did well-known western painters like Charles M. Russell and George Catlin," says Thomas Smith, the exhibition's curator and director of the DAM's Petrie Institute of Western American Art. "This collection underscores the fact that landscape is indeed a relevant subject exploring many diverse aspects of western life." More

  • Overthrown: Clay Without Limits

    Overthrown: Clay Without Limits

    Jun 11, 2011–Sep 18, 2011

    The twenty-five artists in Overthrown: Clay Without Limits took on adventurous challenges to make the works in this exhibition. Most were made especially for Overthrown and many are in direct dialogue with our dynamic Daniel Libeskind-designed architecture; they move beyond the pedestal to the wall, the floor, and even the ceiling. A few extend beyond the Anschutz Gallery, across the entire museum complex. They break boundaries that are physical, technological, conceptual, and spatial. More