TAG: modern and contemporary art

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959. Oil on canvas.

Mindful Looking

Women of Abstract Expressionism
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Meet inside the Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibition on level 4 of the Hamilton Building. More

Oscar Bluemner, Study for Black by Gold, about 1934.

Drop-In Writing: This is the Modern World—The Shapes & Colors of Place

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Join us as we explore writing about place using the tools we know best: color, shape, and texture. More

Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016

Drop-In Writing: The World Is Imagined—Stories of Fantastic Creatures & Places

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

This month, we’ll break away from reality and embark on journeys into strange and dreamy new lands, spending time with fantastical creatures, all in a quest to free our imaginations and create new fables of our own. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959

A Curator's Perspective

Organizing Women of Abstract Expressionism
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 1:00pm2:30pm.

Gwen Chanzit, curator of modern art and the Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive, will share curatorial insights and describe steps in realizing this multi-year exhibition project. She will share a few stories and let you in on what’s so important about this groundbreaking exhibition. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959

A Curator's Perspective

Organizing Women of Abstract Expressionism
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 1:00pm2:30pm.

Gwen Chanzit, curator of modern art and the Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive, will share curatorial insights and describe steps in realizing this multi-year exhibition project. She will share a few stories and let you in on what’s so important about this groundbreaking exhibition.

Lecture will be repeated on July 23. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959

Drop-In Writing: Expressions in Shape & Color

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

This month, we'll explore how color and shape—abstract expressions of emotion—can inform concrete expressions in written form. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959
Event: Access

Art & About Tour

Art & Movement
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

Art & About tours are designed for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. In August, we'll discuss how artists respond to places, memories and life experiences. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959

Conversation with Curator: Women of Abstract Expressionism

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 4:00pm5:00pm.

Conversations with Curators feature lively discussion with different curators on the first Friday of the month. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959
Event: Tours

Women of Abstract Expressionism Tours

Occurs every day the museum is open through September 25, 2016. Next Occurs on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 2:00pm.

A 45-minute public tour of the groundbreaking Women of Abstract Expressionism. Tours offered daily at 2 pm, June 12 through September 25. More

Joan Mitchell, Dune, 1970. Oil paint on canvas.
Exhibition

Abstract Expressionism

from the Denver Art Museum
On View through May 14, 2017

Soon after World War II, the center of the avant-garde shifted from Europe to the United States when the first American-grown modern art movement—abstract expressionism—was born. More

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Action Abstraction: The Critics, the Artists, and the New York School

Lecture 2 in the Series: Women of Abstract Expressionism in Context
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Join the Clyfford Still Museum and the Denver Art Museum for a series of co-sponsored talks around this groundbreaking exhibition. More

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Not Just a Guy’s Club: Gender Dynamics & Women Painters in the American 1950s

Lecture 3 in the Series: Women of Abstract Expressionism in Context
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Join the Clyfford Still Museum and the Denver Art Museum for a series of co-sponsored talks around this groundbreaking exhibition. More

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Women of Abstract Expressionism in Context

Lecture 1 in the Series: Women of Abstract Expressionism in Context
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Join the Clyfford Still Museum and the Denver Art Museum for a series of co-sponsored talks around this groundbreaking exhibition. More

Gallery view of Revolt 16180/2180 by Virgil Ortiz

Exhibitions Closing in April & May 2016

This is your last chance to see eight Denver Art Museum exhibitions (included with general admission, free for members). More

Lorna Simpson, Easy to Remember (still image of film), 2001. 16 mm film, transferred to DVD with sound, 2 minutes, 35 seconds.
Exhibition

Lorna Simpson

Easy to Remember
Closed on Apr 24, 2016

Lorna Simpson transforms a catchy tune into a commentary on race through acts of erasure. Fifteen black singers, shown only as disembodied mouths, separately hum the song “It’s Easy to Remember (And So Hard to Forget),” originally sung by Bing Crosby. More

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The Advantages of Obscurity: San Francisco Women Abstract Expressionists

Lecture 4 in the Series: Women of Abstract Expressionism in Context
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 6:30pm8:00pm.

Join the Clyfford Still Museum and the Denver Art Museum for a series of co-sponsored talks around this groundbreaking exhibition. More

Ramiro Gomez & Lawrence Weschler in Conversation & Book Signing

Ramiro Gomez & Lawrence Weschler in Conversation & Book Signing

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 3:30pm4:30pm.

Author Lawrence Weschler joins Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez for a conversation about his paintings and sculptural cutouts, which are largely informed by his background as a first-generation Mexican-American and former nanny. More

Martin Maloney, Over Exposed, 1999. Oil paint on canvas.

Drop-In Writing: Say What You Will

Hanging Out in Audacious
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

This month, we’ll take an active role in speaking our minds, using the Audacious exhibit as creative launch pad. More

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959

Drop-In Drawing: Women of Abstract Expressionism

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 1:00pm3:00pm.

Using place and memory as inspiration, we'll explore gesture and emotion to create abstract drawings, taking inspiration from Women of Abstract Expressionism. More

Still of artist Judith Godwin from the film Women of Abstract Expressionism

Celebrating the Women of Abstract Expressionism for Women's History Month (Video)

Watch the trailer for Women of Abstract Expressionism. More

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