TAG: modern and contemporary art

Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight, 1959
Event: Lectures & Programs

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: Tours

Women of Abstract Expressionism Tours

Occurs every day the museum is open through September 25, 2016. Next Occurs on

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

Women of Abstract Expressionism logo
Event: Lectures & Programs

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

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
Jan 17, 2016–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

Ramiro Gomez & Lawrence Weschler in Conversation & Book Signing
Event: Lectures & Programs

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.
Event: Lectures & Programs

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
Event: Lectures & Programs

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

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

Audacious

Contemporary Artists Speak Out
On View through May 14, 2017

British artist Damien Hirst famously said, “Art survives through its effect on others.” As a leader in the contemporary art world, he, like his peers, considers making art a way to convey ideas about culture, human relationships, the environment, and politics. More

Robert Therrien, No title (cloud with halo), 2000. Ink and graphite on paper.
Exhibition

Robert Therrien

The Power of the Image
Feb 21, 2016–Aug 7, 2016

Robert Therrien takes familiar or mundane symbols and disconnects them from their expected contexts. These images become abstract forms floating in space, forcing viewers to re-orient their preconceived notions of symbols and their meanings. More

Christian Rex van Minnen’s VOC Jellyfish Fry (2015)
Event: Lectures & Programs

Mindful Looking

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Come explore the surreal with interpretive specialist Molly Medakovich as she delves into the elements and features of Christian Rex van Minnen’s VOC Jellyfish Fry (2014). More

Beverly Fishman, Untitled ( Depression), 2015. Urethane paint on wood.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Logan Lecture: Beverly Fishman

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 6:00pm7:30pm.

For more than two decades, Beverly Fishman has explored the relationship between the body and medicine by mixing optical patterns and vibrant colors with representational elements taken from pharmaceutical and scientific imaging systems in her largely abstract work More

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Referee, 2014. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas.
Event: Lectures & Programs

Logan Lecture: Trenton Doyle Hancock

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 6:00pm7:30pm.

Trenton Doyle Hancock is known for his candy-colored prints, drawings, collaged paintings and site-specific installations. Influenced by the history of painting as well as the pulp imagery of pop-culture, Hancock understands that formal considerations—such as the use of color, texture, text and pattern—are opportunities to create new characters, develop narrative sub-plots and convey symbolic meaning. More