Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Common Ground
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    Common Ground

    Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013
    Opens August 13, 2017

    Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013, is a survey of the nearly 25-year career of the critically acclaimed photographer Fazal Sheikh. Born and raised in New York City, the artist has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues through his documentary-based photography practice. More

  • 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.
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    Stampede

    Animals in Art
    Opens September 10, 2017

    See how animals have captivated artists throughout history in the exhibition 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. More

  • Ganesha, 600s-700s, Cambodia
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    Ganesha

    The Playful Protector
    Opens October 1, 2017

    Ganesha: The Playful Protector is developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, which is loaning a statue of Ganesha created in the 600 to 700s that is the centerpiece of the exhibition. More

  • Her Paris
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    Her Paris

    Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism
    Opens October 22, 2017

    See remarkable works created by women in Paris from 1850 to 1900, a time of great social, cultural, and artistic change. Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism will feature more than 80 paintings by 37 women artists from across Europe and America, who had migrated to this epicenter of art to further their careers. They range from well-known artists such as Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and Rosa Bonheur, to painters who are lesser-known in the United States, including Anna Ancher and Paula Modersohn-Becker. More

  • Qiu Ying, attr. (1502-1552), Tribute Bearers (detail), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), China, 1500s. Ink and color on silk
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    Linking Asia

    Art, Trade, and Devotion
    Opens December 17, 2017

    Explore how trade routes inspired and influenced art over time and across the Asian continent. Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion will feature approximately 150 sculptures, ceramics, textiles, scrolls, and other multi-dimensional works from 20 countries that span 2,000 years. More

  • Edgar Degas, Dance Examination (Examen de Danse), 1880
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    Degas

    A Passion for Perfection
    Opens February 11, 2018

    This exhibition will showcase prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. More than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze will be on view. The DAM is the sole American venue for the exhibition. More

  • Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), Like A Hammer, 2014. Elk hide, glass beads, artificial sinew, wool blanket, metal studs, steel, found pinewood block, and fur; 56 x 24 x 11 in.
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    Jeffrey Gibson

    Like a Hammer
    Opens May 13, 2018

    Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer—the first major museum exhibition of the artist’s work—will chronicle a pivotal moment in Gibson’s career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage. About 65 objects created from 2011 to the present will be featured including figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, and video. More