In beautifully rendered images, Jack Balas takes as his subject the idealized male figure. Balas questions why the male figure has largely been ignored in deference to the ubiquitous female subject. For example, in his essay “Where's the Beef? A Look For (And Lack of) The Male Erotic Image in Contemporary Art. Is the Term 'Homo-Erotic' Pejorative?” he advocates for gender balance in figurative art. In the artist’s photographs and paintings, statuesque male figures offer a counterpoint to the traditional sensuous female nude. More
German-born artist Oliver Herring began making videos after a spinal disk in his neck slipped out of place more than 10 years ago. The injury made it painful for him to knit intricate sculptures, such as Castle and Doublerocker, both were on display in Material World. But he could use a camera. Herring has continued making videos since then, focusing increasingly on the people who participate in them. He has invited friends and strangers to improvise scenarios he contrives. More
Carroll Dunham’s world of animated line is populated by organic shapes and cartoon-like creatures. Dunham’s drawings demonstrate the artist’s dexterity in thin lines, delicate shadings, aggressive smudges, and smeary black washes. This show is about the essence of drawing. At the same time, it celebrates Dunham’s ability to manipulate simple materials and lines in ways that have engaged viewers for more than three decades.
If you visit the Denver Art Museum this summer, you might see our conservators and interns busy with maintenance of the outdoor sculptures on the museum’s campus. Many of the sculptures need annual maintenance—including washing, waxing, and repainting—to withstand Colorado’s climate extremes and keep looking their best. Feel free to stop by and talk with us about what we’re up to. More
This summer, Jason Rogenes will transform the Precourt Discovery Hall into an immersive sculptural environment where families can play with custom cast “asteroids” to create otherworldly soundscapes. Part of a rich summer program focusing on sculpture, the installation—made out of cardboard and reclaimed Styrofoam—will encourage visitors to reconsider familiar and typically discarded materials for their artmaking possibilities. More
Join artist Jason Rogenes for an off-the-cuff chat about his work V3H1CL3 and see the installation in progress. Learn more about how Rogenes’ creates immersive environments out of cardboard and Styrofoam and find out what makes this artist tick. We’ll go wherever the conversation takes us!
Contact Rose Eason for more information at 720-913-0077 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More
“I tried to keep the paint as good as it was in the can.” American artist Frank Stella first gained the attention of the art world with his “Black Paintings,” which he created between 1958 and 1960. The compositions of these paintings fall into one of two groups: the earlier paintings are rectilinear and the later ones are based on a diamond pattern. More
Members see the exhibition first! Admission for Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective is included with general admission, which is free for members.
Members also save 20% on their purchases at The Shop at the Denver Art Museum on July 12 only.
Members programs are sponsored by Mountain States Toyota.
On May 10 creative strategist Brian Corrigan will bring his current project, OhHeckYeah: Denver’s Immersive Street Arcade, to Banner: The Art of Light, DAM support group CultureHaus’s annual fundraiser and themed party. This year's event will highlight artistic interpretations of light through music, performance art, and design and feature a silent auction. More
DAM Contemporaries and the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts invite you to celebrate Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective at an Alter Ego party at Ironton Studios. Find your alter ego, a la Wesselmann, as you talk with artists in the RiNo studio complex, learn about the upcoming museum exhibition, and try a two-step to music inspired by Wesselmann’s little-known country recordings.
Tickets are $12.50 for DAM Contemporaries members, $25 others.
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Banner is the signature annual party and fundraiser for CultureHaus, the young professionals group for the Denver Art Museum. This year’s themed event will bring the art of light to life through music, design, a visual glow in the dark fashion show by ArtShoesOnline.com and an interactive video game by OhHeckYeah. The evening will also feature specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Three Tomatoes Catering, live entertainment by DJ Tower and a silent auction. More
Please join the DAM Contemporaries at the third Logan Lecture of the spring. Southwest native Brad Kahlhamer, who now lives and works in New York, will talk about his work, which incorporates his ambiguous Native-American heritage, upbringing in the German-American family that adopted him at infancy, and a post-punk aesthetic informed by his years living and working in New York.
One of Kahlhamer’s paintings, Eagle Claws (2001), is on display on the third floor of the Hamilton Building through December. More
“[One of] 15 international summer art exhibitions you should definitely see.” — The Huffington Post
"This show promises to be one of the greatest art events of the summer." — Michael Paglia, art ltd. magazine
Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective features the work of painter Tom Wesselmann, who is widely regarded as one of the leading figures of American pop art. More
Thailand-based artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook is widely regarded as one of the leading video artists in Southeast Asia. For twenty-five years she has created work that examines the rituals and communication inherent in the human condition. Her lecture coincides with her solo exhibition in Fuse Box. More
Join us to celebrate the Denver Art Museum’s upcoming Modern Masters exhibition. In every screening room a moving picture, plus drinks, food, fabulous door prizes, and art happenings related to the modern art era (1900-1950).
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Sponsored by DAM Contemporaries, a DAM support group. More
Cubist paintings were based on things in the visible world. Yet they often showed objects fractured, or broken, as if seen from more than one point of view at once. This rotation includes 14 paintings, ranging from Nature Morte (1914) by Pablo Picasso, to Roy Lichtenstein’s The Violin (1976). More
Epic in size, epic in content, Joseph Stashkevetch’s drawings assault one’s senses by their obsessive detail, incredible size, and links to civilizations past and present. The disintegrating towers in Ask the Dust might poke our recognition of a past life where civilization thrived, but look again and we might see it as an imaginary place influenced by an amalgamation of former cultures. In the seven lifelike drawings that comprise this exhibition, the artist critiques the questionable conclusion that modern times are an improvement from the past. More
Safa Samiezade-Yazd, Arts, Music and Culture Editor for Aslan Media, an online youth-driven media source providing alternative coverage of the Middle East and its global diaspora communities, holds a B.A. from the University of Denver and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College in Middle Eastern art and culture, relational and community-driven art, and performance and intercultural studies. More
Herbert Bayer spent an artistically fruitful decade in Berlin following his tenure at the Bauhaus. His graphic designs of the time are characterized by inventive integration of typography, photomontage, and graphics. Born of Bayer’s multidisciplinary method, these designs appear fresh, even today. More
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