Stampede

Animals in Art
Opens September 10, 2017
Elliot Erwitt, New York City, 1974. Gelatin Silver Print

Elliot Erwitt, New York City, 1974. Gelatin Silver Print; sheet height: 20 x sheet width: 24 in. Denver Art Museum: Balan and Joe Joe in honor of Hal Gould, 2011.245. © Elliot Erwitt/Magnum Photos

Nick Cave, Untitled, 2013. Mixed media, including mannequin, fabric, hot pads, vintage toys, synthetic hair, and seesaw

Nick Cave, Untitled, 2013. Mixed media, including mannequin, fabric, hot pads, vintage toys, synthetic hair, and seesaw; 141 x 166 x 45 in. Denver Art Museum: Purchased with Modern and Contemporary acquisition funds and the support of Vicki and Kent Logan, 2013.76A-F. © Nick Cave

Deborah Butterfield, Orion, 1988. Painted steel

Deborah Butterfield, Orion, 1988. Painted steel; 82 x 30 x 106 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, 1988.163 © Deborah Butterfield

Arnold Skolnick, Joan Baez, and others, Woodstock Music & Art Fair, White Lake, Bethel, New York, 8/15–17/69, "3 Days of Peace & Music," 1969. Ink on paper; 24 1/2 x 18 in.

Arnold Skolnick, Joan Baez, and others, Woodstock Music & Art Fair, White Lake, Bethel, New York, 8/15–17/69, "3 Days of Peace & Music," 1969. Ink on paper; 24 1/2 x 18 in. Denver Art Museum: Partial gift of David and Sheryl Tippit and partial purchase with Marion G. Hendrie Fund, Florence & Ralph Burgess Trust, and other Denver Art Museum funds, 2009.689.

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.

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.

Gugger Petter, Dog Barking at Two Women, 2008. Woven hemp and newspaper with paint

Gugger Petter, Dog Barking at Two Women, 2008. Woven hemp and newspaper with paint; 54 x 78 x 3 in. Neusteter Textile Collection: Funds from Mary Dean Reed and Fortunee Morrison by exchange, 2008.894. © Gugger Petter

Edward Hicks, The Peaceable Kingdom, about 1847. Oil paint on canvas; 23 ¾ x 31 1/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Charles Bayly, Jr.

Edward Hicks, The Peaceable Kingdom, about 1847. Oil paint on canvas; 23 ¾ x 31 1/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Charles Bayly, Jr.

Attributed to Charlie James and Mungo Martin (Kwakwaka'wakw), Mask, 1900. Feathers, wood, paint, thread, and fabric

Attributed to Charlie James and Mungo Martin (Kwakwaka'wakw), Mask, 1900. Feathers, wood, paint, thread, and fabric; overall 48 1/2 x 82 inches Denver Art Museum: Purchase from the University of Washington,1953.402.

Papua New Guinea artist, Malagan Figures, mid-1900s. Wood, paint, fiber and shell;

Papua New Guinea artist, Malagan Figures, mid-1900s. Wood, paint, fiber and shell; 88 x 12 x 41 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Joan and George Anderman, 2001.177A-C

Anonymous (Mexico), Portrait of Francisco de Orense y Moctezuma Count of Villalobos, 1761. Oil paint on canvas; 74 x 59 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer; 2011.427

Guardian Lion (Northern Thailand), 1600s-1800s. Polychromed wood; 82-1/2 x 27 x 59-1/2 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Roberto Agnolini, 1985.18

Nez Perce artist. Shirt, about 1885. Leather, ermine, glass beads, and paint

Nez Perce artist. Shirt, about 1885. Leather, ermine, glass beads, and paint; 38 x 58 x 65 1/2 in. (sleeves extended). Denver Art Museum:Native Arts acquisition fund, 1940.26

Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion Plate 650, about 1880s. Collotype; image height: 13-3/4 x image width: 19-5/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Frederic H. Douglas, 1956.88.680.

Frederic Remington, The Cheyenne, modeled 1903 (cast by 1903). Bronze; 20-7/8 x 24-3/8 x 7-1/2 in. Denver Art Museum: funds from the William D. Hewit Charitable Annuity Trust, 1981.14A-B.

Monkey God (Hanuman), Southern India, 1800s. Wood with pigment, iron; 42-1/4 x 35-1/2 x 38-1/2 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from 1983 Collector’s Choice, 1991.1012.

Theodore Waddell, Motherwell's Angus, 1994. Oil paint on canvas; 72 x 72 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Barbara J. and James R. Hartley, 1999.84. © Theodore Waddell

Daniel Richter, D.P. II, 2007—08. Oil paint on canvas; 110-3/8 x 137-3/4 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2016.64. © Daniel Richter

Kiyoshi Kanai, Don't Buy Ivory, 1989. Offset lithograph; 40-1/2 x 28-3/4 in. Denver Art Museum: AIGA Design Archives: Gift of AIGA, 2007.6171

Unknown Artist, Breastplate with Frontal Figure, Parita style (Parita region, Azuero Peninsula, Central Panama) about A.D. 1150–1400. Gold alloy; 5-1/4 in. Denver Art Museum: Department acquisition funds, 1965.196.

Unknown Artist, Breastplate with Frontal Figure, Parita style (Parita region, Azuero Peninsula, Central Panama) about A.D. 1150–1400. Gold alloy; 5-1/4 in. Denver Art Museum: Department acquisition funds, 1965.196.

Duke Beardsley, Burnin' Rubber, 2006. Oil on canvas; 36 x 36 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Contemporary Realism Group, 2007.52. © Duke Beardsley

Duke Beardsley, Burnin' Rubber, 2006. Oil on canvas; 36 x 36 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Contemporary Realism Group, 2007.52. © Duke Beardsley

Duke Beardsley, Against the Bit, 2007. Oil on canvas; 36 x 36 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Contemporary Realism Group, 2007.51. © Duke Beardsley

Duke Beardsley, Against the Bit, 2007. Oil on canvas; 36 x 36 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Contemporary Realism Group, 2007.51. © Duke Beardsley

Yoruba artist, Dance Headdress, no date. Carved wood with dark brown, black and red pigment; 11 x 10.5 x 16 in. Denver Art Museum: Anonymous Gift, 2001.1097.

Yoruba artist, Dance Headdress, no date. Carved wood with dark brown, black and red pigment; 11 x 10-1/2 x 16 in. Denver Art Museum: Anonymous Gift, 2001.1097.

Wenling Chen, Riding to Happiness (with 56 little pigs), 2006. Fiberglass

Wenling Chen, Riding to Happiness (with 56 little pigs), 2006. Fiberglass; variable dimensions. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2010.470.1-57 © Wenling Chen

Unknown Artist, Standing Dog, Comala style (State of Colima, Western Mexico, Mexico), about 300 B.C.–A.D. 300. Slip-painted ceramic;

Unknown Artist, Standing Dog, Comala style (State of Colima, Western Mexico, Mexico), about 300 B.C.–A.D. 300. Slip-painted ceramic; 10 1/2 x 8 x 16 inches. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Laurence DiRosario, 1970.292.

about

September 10, 2017 – May 19, 2019
Hamilton Building - Level 3
Included in general admission
Purchase general admission tickets online.

See how animals have captivated artists throughout history in Stampede: Animals in Art. This cross-departmental exhibition will bring 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.

The large-scale exhibition will open on level 3 of the Hamilton Building on September 10, 2017, and will expand to level 4 on December 3, 2017.

Stampede will create an opportunity for visitors to discover and consider the role animals play through themes such as personal connections with animals, how animal materials have been used in art, how animals are used to tell stories or represent political ideas, and how artists use animals in imaginative ways. It will include visitor favorites such as a Nick Cave Soundsuit, four-faced Hamat'sa Mask, Deborah Butterfield’s horse sculptures, paintings by Frederic Remington and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as rarely seen works.

Visitors will be able to try their hand at drawing in the gallery and spend time closely looking at smaller objects in a “cabinet of curiosities.” Stampede also will feature an interactive space where visitors can learn about the creative process behind the Never Alone video game created by Native North Alaskan storytellers. In conjunction with Stampede, the studio space on level one of the Hamilton Building will become the 3-D Studio, with hands-on artmaking activities related to animals.

Stampede: Animals in Art is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition curation has been led by John Lukavic, associate curator of Native Arts, and Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and curator of fashion at the DAM.

Stampede: Animals in Art is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is presented with the generous support of the 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.

Plan

The exhibition will cover approximately 20,000 square feet of gallery space. It will open in two stages, with level 3 opening Sept. 10, 2017, and fully opening by Dec. 3, 2017 on level 4.

Entry will be included in general admission, which is free for members and youth 18 and under.