Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in all seven films of the Star Wars series—from Princess Leia’s unforgettable bikini to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor.
This groundbreaking exhibition will celebrate the often unknown female artists of this mid-twentieth-century art movement. More than 50 major paintings will be on view by artists Mary Abbott, Jay DeFeo, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Sonia Gechtoff, Judith Godwin, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Deborah Remington, and Ethel Schwabacher.
The exhibition features the graphic works of internationally acclaimed Colorado designers Phil Risbeck and the late John Sorbie. About 30 posters from the 1960s to the 1990s announce performances at Colorado State University, and showcase expressive techniques, energetic imagery, and restrained typography.
Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s, shows work by Japanese designers who started a fashion revolution in Paris. The exhibition features 70 looks by powerhouse designers Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Kansai Yamamoto, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, and Junya Watanabe, whose impact on fashion still resonates today.
Contemporary works and abstract expressionist masterpieces converge in Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford, a collaborative presentation by the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum (CSM). Paintings by renowned contemporary American artist Mark Bradford—who was recently named the U.S. representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale—will be on view at the DAM, alongside related canvases by Clyfford Still. An exhibition of Still's work curated by Bradford will be on view at CSM.