On View through November 25, 2012

Christo, Over the River, Project for Arkansas River, State of Colorado, Drawing 2006. Pencil, pastel, wax crayon, charcoal and tape; 27-3/4 x 30-1/2 in. Photo: Andre Grossmann. Copyright Christo 2006 Ref. #3

Alexis Rockman, Untitled (Vertical Glacier), 2006 Oil paint on paper. Denver Art Museum; Gift of the Hitchcock Foundation and the Baldwin-Edwards Charitable Foundation in Memory of Harley Baldwin, 2007.36 © 2012 Alexis Rockman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Saul Steinberg, 4 Banks, 1974. Colored graphite on paper; 19-3/8 x 25-9/16 in. Courtesy of Gretchen and John Berggruen, San Francisco. Photo courtesy John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco. © The Saul Steinberg Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

On View through November 25

Hamilton Building - Level 3
Included in general admission.

Landscapes, seascapes, even skyscapes and dreamscapes, occupy our imagination. These worlds are presented in drawings by 16 artists on view in the works-on-paper gallery. Some works convey a sense of place using no more than a simple graphic line, as demonstrated by Roy Lichtenstein and Saul Steinberg; others inject atmospheric effects as seen in examples by Richard Artschwager, Jennifer Bartlett, and Alexis Rockman. Keith Hale's huge ethereal nightscape conjures up the magic of light in the middle of the night. Still others connect to Colorado, like this drawing by Christo. Come escape to worlds envisioned by these contemporary masters.

On view through November 25, 2012. A sequel to this exhibit, More Scapes, will go on view this winter.

Sponsored by The Eleanor and Henry Hitchcock Foundation.