TAG: modern and contemporary art

Gallery Conversations (June 18)
Event: Tours

Gallery Conversations (June 18)

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 2:00pm3:00pm.

Slow down and spend time with a single work of art in the DAM galleries. Join us in discovering overlooked details, exploring ideas, and making connections as we linger, look, and discuss.

There will be four gallery conversations this spring and summer. We are experimenting with our programs and invite you to come and try out this new offering. More

Mark Wallinger
Exhibition

Mark Wallinger

Angel
Feb 15, 2015–Jan 3, 2016

Angel is a video that explores the theme of religion and features Wallinger playing Blind Faith, his sightless alter ego. The artist is seen repeatedly reciting—backwards—the first five verses of St. John's Gospel from the King James version of the Bible. The spectator is asked to consider religious belief in a realm beyond the visible. More

Revolt 1680/2180: Virgil Ortiz
Exhibition

Revolt 1680/2180

Virgil Ortiz
May 17, 2015–Apr 24, 2016

Virgil Ortiz, a renowned artist from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, uses contemporary art to blend historic events with futuristic elements. Set against Ortiz’s graphic murals, this exhibition features 31 clay figures and invites visitors to immerse themselves in a storyline that Ortiz created that begins with the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. More

Denver Art Museum Preps for Joan Miró Exhibition
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Denver Art Museum Preps for Joan Miró Exhibition

Joan Miró once said "I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means." The Denver Art Museum exhibition team wanted to achieve something similar with Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination—to create a gallery space that allows the Spanish artist's paintings and sculptures to have maximum impact. More

Showing Off
Exhibition

Showing Off

Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions
May 17, 2015–Apr 3, 2016

Gifts, promised gifts, and works that the museum purchased over the last seven years are the focus of this rotation in the modern and contemporary galleries. Showing Off highlights, among others, works by Nick Cave, James Drake, Leonardo Drew, Eric Fischl, Al Held, Ben Jackel, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Agnes Martin, John McEnroe, Amy Metier, Julian Opie, Nam June Paik, Shinique Smith, Stacey Steers, Mark Wallinger. More

Starring Linda: A Trio of John DeAndrea Sculptures
Exhibition

Starring Linda: A Trio of John DeAndrea Sculptures

Apr 19, 2015–Jun 21, 2015

A visitor favorite since her first appearance in 1984, Linda, is returning to the DAM after a long hiatus. Last on display at the DAM in 2009, Linda has since been kept in darkened, climate-controlled storage to ensure her preservation.

This exhibition also features two other sculptures by John DeAndrea, Clothed Artist and Model, and Nude with Black Drape. The latter is a newly completed work. More

Exhibition Catalog Signing by Artist Daniel Sprick
Event: Special Events

Exhibition Catalog Signing by Artist Daniel Sprick

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:00am11:00am.

Colorado artist Daniel Sprick will be in The Shop at the Denver Art Museum to sign the catalog that accompanies his solo exhibition, Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Works. More

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination
Exhibition

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination

Mar 22, 2015–Jun 28, 2015

Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination focuses on artworks the Spanish artist created during the last two decades of his career (1963-1981). Joan Miró's (pronounced Jwan mr-OH) imagination and creativity extended well into his old age. Later in life, he continued the inventive forms for which he is known and began exploring new materials, including bronze. This exhibition features bronze sculptures–including Woman and Bird (Femme et oiseau)–which have rarely been seen outside of Europe. More

Logan Lecture: Judy Pfaff
Event: Lectures (old category)

Logan Lecture: Judy Pfaff

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

To construct perplexing environments and whimsical sculptures, Judy Pfaff employs myriad materials, such as wire, torn paper, coffee filters, flowers, transparent cord, steel, string, origami objects, Tibetan ledger paper, aluminum foil, fiberglass, plaster, file folders, burned paper, twigs, leaves and fluorescent tubes. In contrast to the materiality of her work and the intrigue of the uncommon elements she uses, she has said, “emotion is my only true sign.” Pfaff has been the subject of an Art 21 program and a recipient of the MacArthur (so-called “genius”) Grant. More

Event: Lectures (old category)

Logan Lecture: Bud Shark

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

A “Colorado treasure,” master printer Bud Shark is legendary beyond the Rockies. Since 1976, he has been collaborating with many of the most renowned artists of our time who hail from around the world. More than 150 artists, including Red Grooms, William Wiley, Luis Jiménez, Roy De Forest, Peter Saul, Stacey Steers, Italo Scanga, Hung Liu, Enrique Chagoya and Betty Woodman have found their way to Shark's Ink, first in Boulder and now in Lyons. Shark uses techniques as diverse as the artists who have sought him out, and he is known for innovation, collaboration and quality. More

Logan Lecture: Jack Balas
Event: Lectures (old category)

Logan Lecture: Jack Balas

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm.

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

Oliver Herring: Recent Acquisitions
Exhibition

Oliver Herring: Recent Acquisitions

Jun 1, 2014–Jan 4, 2015

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

Drawings: Carroll Dunham
Exhibition

Drawings: Carroll Dunham

Jul 27, 2014–Feb 15, 2015

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.

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Summer is Outdoor Sculpture Maintenance Time at the DAM
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Summer is Outdoor Sculpture Maintenance Time at the DAM

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 maintenanceincluding washing, waxing, and repaintingto 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

V3H1CL3: Jason Rogenes
Exhibition

V3H1CL3: Jason Rogenes

May 25, 2014–Apr 12, 2015

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

Insider Moment with Jason Rogenes
Event: Special Events

Insider Moment with Jason Rogenes

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 1:00pm1:30pm.

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 reason@denverartmuseum.org. More

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Blog: Meet the Artist

Modern Masters Artist Profile: Frank Stella

“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