Tableau

May 8, 2016–Aug 20, 2017
View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.

Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016. Theater flats, paper, wheat paste, Ikea chairs. © Hadley Hooper.

View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.

Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016. Theater flats, paper, wheat paste, Ikea chairs. © Hadley Hooper.

View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.

Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016. Theater flats, paper, wheat paste, Ikea chairs. © Hadley Hooper.

View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.

Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016. Theater flats, paper, wheat paste, Ikea chairs. © Hadley Hooper.

Photograph by Instagrammer @erinhunt1975

Photograph by Instagrammer @highbrowhippiegirl

Photograph by Instagrammer @kiera_always_4ever

about

Closed: May 8, 2016–Aug 20, 2017
Hamilton Building - Level 2

Intrigued by the dramatic angles and tucked-away spaces of the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building, Colorado artist Hadley Hooper illustrated, printed, scanned, and enlarged her hand-drawn images to set the scene. Hooper's work as a picture book illustrator and her connection to creation myths inspired this theatrical environment.

"These images are familiar, and maybe a bit unsettled. They could be oversized creatures from a picture book of fairy tales, but the story is deliberately left undefined," says Hooper.

The story is now yours to tell. Wander through the space, sit on the moon, rest on the swings, and pose in the belly of the whale (share on social media with #TableauDAM).

News & Stories

  • Three museum visitors sitting on the moon in the Tableau exhibition. Photo by Instagrammer @katedavis12
    Blog: Behind the Scenes

    Tableau Closing Soon

    Become a Part of the Scene through Aug. 20, 2017

    Have you sat on a moon held aloft by a loon? Hopped in a little boat and peeked through a window in the belly of a whale? Taken a swing supported by the neck of a crane? More