Exhibitions

Upcoming

  • Queen Amidala, Throne Room Gown. Star Wars™: The Phantom Menace. © & ™ 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
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    Star Wars™

    and the Power of Costume
    Opens November 13, 2016

    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. More

  • George Caleb Bingham, The Jolly Flatboatmen, 1846. Oil on canvas;
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    Rhythm & Roots

    Dance in American Art
    Opens July 10, 2016

    This exhibition will present how artists, dancers, and choreographers helped form the artistic identity of dance in America. It will feature about 90 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and costumes relating to American dance from 1830 to 1960. More

  • #dancelab
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    #dancelab

    Opens July 10, 2016

    #dancelab is a creative dance installation created by local artistic dance partners Wonderbound and creative firm Legwork Studio. This immersive, participatory movement experience focuses on celebrating American dance and deconstructs the dance experience to make it accessible to all. More

  • John Sorbie, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 1974. Offset lithograph.
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    Performance on Paper

    The Posters of Phil Risbeck and John Sorbie
    Opens July 10, 2016

    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. More

  • Oscar Bluemner, Study for Black by Gold
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    What it Meant to be Modern, 1910–1965

    American Works on Paper from the Karen & Kevin Kennedy Collection
    Opens August 21, 2016

    What it Meant to be Modern, 1910–1965: American Works on Paper from the Karen and Kevin Kennedy Collection brings together the visionary work of Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, John Marin, and Charles Sheeler. The 18 works on paper all share the magic of the modernist movement of the first half of the twentieth century. More

  • Comme des Garçons, Jacket with Skirt, “Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body” collection, Spring/ Summer 1997.
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    Shock Wave

    Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s
    Opens September 11, 2016

    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. More

  • Giovanni Bellini, The Annunciation (Angelo annunciante e Annunciata), early 1500. Oil on canvas.
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    Glory of Venice

    Masterworks of the Renaissance
    Opens October 2, 2016

    Experience the extraordinary creativity of Venice from the mid-1400s to early 1500s, when artists forged a Renaissance style that was distinctly Venetian. Through this artistic evolution, the city became an internationally recognized model of pictorial excellence. More

  • Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasure 4 (performance documentation), 2015. Oil on canvas.
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    Mi Tierra

    Contemporary Artists Explore Place
    Opens February 19, 2017

    Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. More

  • Shade
    Exhibition

    Shade

    Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford
    Opens April 9, 2017

    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. More